Well,first of all a Non AF comment and general warning! I grazed my hand in the garden,didnt wash it straight away.Later,graze was a little red,but ok.Went to bed,woke up 3 am in a fever,shaking all over,hand swollen and red like a red rubber glove that had been blown up...at A and E they out me straight onto IV antibiotics 2 bagfuls...the test marker for sepsis is 2.0,I ws 1.7.By now arm was tracked with red trails too,however a happy ending,its getting slowly better.I am on very strong oral antibiotics for 12 days.it does say on the advice sheet,beware if taking with Warfarin etc,but im not goingto query it as obviously this takes priority over potential increased bleed risk.Just be careful out there!
Then,next day saw a new cardiologist.Waste of time.First of all he said Ah youve had AF since November 2017......i pointed out that no,since August 2013.I had been admitted in Nov 17 here. He then told me i had narrowing of my bicuspoid aortic valve,which i was surprised about.However,later in the discussion,I asked him what the plan was for that and he denied saying it,said they would keep an eye on it but there was no significant problems! Unusally my husband was with me as i couldnt drive with my hand,otherwise id have thought id misheard.
It went on like this for a while, then when i said i was actually being seen by Dr Osman,an eminent EP at a loca! University hospital,he said ..ok Ill see you in a year,just see him,hes very good.
Yes I thought,that sounds a plan! Sorry for long rant! He didnt have a clue that i had recentky had an echocardiogram at the university hospital...In my ignorance,in these digital times,I thought informatiin sharing was the way forward especially in health.
Top tip,I made up a folder with every letter,test result,repeat prescriptions etc in it.Proved very useful in dealing with this rather ineffective person.
They were not busy,department was virtually empty,and nurse said been like it all day.
Not good for bP!