I had my successful ablation two and a half years ago and had a third follow up last week. I also have an aortic dissection which is checked annually. The doctor I saw last week had such a strong accent, I had great difficulty in understanding him. I tried to ask questions about my breathlessness etc. but he just kept saying one word "discharged". I know the NHS is short of cash and follow ups may be the easiest thing to cut out but I was told originally that I would always need an annual scan on my aorta to make sure there were no changes.
I would have been very happy at being discharged had I not wanted answers to my two questions - especially the aorta dissection one. My reason for posting is that, had I understood his accent, I would have pushed my case. Have any other forum members had difficulty in understanding strong foreign accents?