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On nurses visit this morning ambulance was called , apparently a tipping point was reached , on arrival by taxi to hospital A&E sign says "6hr wait" , brilliant , just waiting for triage before the long wait to see doctor .

Dizzynes still awful , vomited , fell twice but im in the best place for now . Copd nurses think i might have pnuemonia . Xray and blood tests to come .

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sassy59

Dear me Dave, hoping you’ll be ok and please let us know how you are if you can.

Thinking of you.

Love Carole xxxx❤️😘

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soulboy118 in reply to sassy59

Try to carole x.

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Blackbird9

Hope you get sorted and home quickly to rest 🙏

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soulboy118 in reply to Blackbird9

Thank you

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Katinka46

What a difficult situation but you are in the best place. Let us know how things develop.

All the best

Kate xx

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soulboy118 in reply to Katinka46

Thanks K46 xx will do

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CDPO16

Hope that you don't have to wait too much longer and get the treatment you need. Best wishes.

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soulboy118 in reply to CDPO16

Thanks

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Biofreak

Sorry to hear you're in A&E soulboy. It's certainly no fun in my experience but I hope you get the attention and treatment you need. Chin up and let us know how things are going. Thinking of you xx

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soulboy118 in reply to Biofreak

Thanks xx

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CarolMcl

Sorry to hear you're unwell, hopefully you will be seen quicker than the estimated wait time. Hope all goes well 🤞🌹

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soulboy118 in reply to CarolMcl

Thanks CM

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Wonderboy6 in reply to soulboy118

Luck be with you, Soulboy 118.

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Bevvy

Hope you get seen quicker than 6hr wait. Did the nurses give you a letter/note that they sending you? Sometimes that means you get seen quicker…..

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soulboy118 in reply to Bevvy

Nope got nothing from on call gp's , guess its just sit and wait , ambulance was calked by copd nurses but long delay so they booked me in with on call doc , oncall doc sent me A&e which is where im languishing now

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Bevvy in reply to soulboy118

Stupid no joined up thinking! Should have had a referral there. Oh well hope you took a book and something to drink, and wait isn’t as long as forecast.

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soulboy118 in reply to Bevvy

Drinks are plentyful and i have a book downloaded on my phone thanks

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Oshgosh

xx

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soulboy118 in reply to Oshgosh

Thank you x

When I dragged myself into a and e back in 2017 when i had blood clots in my lungs the triage nurse saw me quite quickly and was nice and i was there from 8am and finally got a bed on the respiratory ward at 11pm.

I had blood tests and an arterial blood gas test and an ecg and a ct scan before i got told by the doctors that i had blood clots in my lungs an

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soulboy118 in reply to

Looking like i might be having similar times to deal with or at least it feels like it

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anniec11 in reply to

Wow.... and that was in 2017 ??? Unbelievable. I hope you are ok and no aftereffects.

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soulboy118 in reply to anniec11

No 2021 with covid but thankfully no clots then or now

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Alberta56

Sorry you've been so ill. I hope they sort you out soon. Best wishes, Chris xxx

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soulboy118 in reply to Alberta56

Thanks chris but still waiting x

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Alberta56 in reply to soulboy118

😬😬😬😠😡 I'm speechless. Totally unacceptable.

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Biofreak

How are you doing now? Are you any nearer to being seen soulboy?

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soulboy118

Nope but there seems to be no one who came in after me now in the asiting room

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Biofreak in reply to soulboy118

🤞 that they see you soon. It's terrible. Last time I was in A&E I was there for 12 hours. That was last January but at least I got a CT scan and a proper diagnosis. A&E was like Fred Karnos Circus without the laughing. X

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soulboy118 in reply to Biofreak

Beginning to feel like they are ignoring me , lots of people goung to doctors who came in aftercme

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Biofreak in reply to soulboy118

Think it's time to start complaining SB. Have you been triaged by a nurse yet?

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soulboy118 in reply to Biofreak

Phew , all done now , bloods come back , doc gave me a good going over ( not gangsster style lol ) its an inner ear problem and an infection not pneumonia , got meds and finially after 10 and half hours im home , thanks for the concern x

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Biofreak in reply to soulboy118

Thank God for that sb. The inner ear thing would account for the dizziness. Get a good night's sleep and let the meds do their job. Night night and hope you feel a bit better by tomorrow xx

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soulboy118 in reply to Biofreak

Thanks linda x

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Alberta56 in reply to soulboy118

Thank goodness.

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sassy59 in reply to soulboy118

So pleased you’re home Dave. Take it easy and get well soon. 😗 💕

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watergazer in reply to soulboy118

that’s a relief x

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Alberta56 in reply to soulboy118

I was fast tracked in A&E once when they thought I might be having a heart attack. I wasn't, as it happened, but I felt rather a fraud.

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Izb1

Omg Soulboy I really feel for you and hope you dont have pneumonia, you really dont need to be poorly now. The last time I took my Mum to A & E before she passed, i explained to the reception how poorly my Mum was and that I wouldnt be waiting around long and she was so nice and put my Mum in a side room so that she would be more comfortable. It sometimes helps to explain your situation and you never know there maybe a kind soul that will help you. I really hope you dont have much longer to wait and you get home soon x

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soulboy118 in reply to Izb1

Thankfully not pneumonia , just a olain old infrctiin and inner ear problem , got meds so fingers crossed but cant drive for 5 days on docs advice

Izb1 profile image
Izb1 in reply to soulboy118

So glad you have been sorted out, the ear infection would explain the dizziness. I hope you feel better soon, rest up and take care x

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soulboy118 in reply to Izb1

Thank you x

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pegbl

so sorry to hear things are going so bad for you, I’ve had pneumonia a couple of times it’s not pleasant and takes time to get over, but you are in the very best place. I do hope you get to see a Dr soon and they start treatment for you. X

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soulboy118 in reply to pegbl

Thankfully p bloods come back with no pneumonia but plain old infecrion and dizzyness is inner ear problem , meds will sort it in a few days

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pegbl in reply to soulboy118

pleased to hear the Drs got round to you and your clear for pneumonia 👍hope the meds clear up you ear infection soon . Peg

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soulboy118 in reply to pegbl

Thanks peg

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peege

I see uou posted 6 hours ago so I sincerely hope you've been seen by now soulboy. Good luck and be well soon. Peege

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soulboy118 in reply to peege

Done and dusted now p thanks

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Patk1

I hope yr being attended to xxc

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soulboy118 in reply to Patk1

I have been thanks pt1 , infection and inner ear problem is the cause of the dizzyness thankfully no pneumonia x

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Patk1 in reply to soulboy118

Oh dear! Gd job u got checked.hope yr going to rest up.hope you feel better soon xxxxx

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soulboy118 in reply to Patk1

Just relaxing now pat thank you xx

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Caspiana

Oh no Dave. Six hours is way too long. I hope they have given you somewhere to lie down at least. Do keep us posted. This must be very tiring. xx 😟

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soulboy118 in reply to Caspiana

It totalled out at 10 and a half hours C. , but we got to the bottom of it , the dizzyness is an inner ear problem and ive been given medication and excercises to do , the infection isnt pneumonia thank god so some antibiotics will qwell that right down, im home now ready for the land of nod i hope ,

Thanks for the concern C. X

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Caspiana in reply to soulboy118

VERY pleased it is not pneumonia Dave. You deserve a very good sleep now. Good night my friend. xx 🌟

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soulboy118 in reply to Caspiana

Night C. X😴

slram profile image
slram

I passed out from being dehydrated when I had pneumonia. They'll take good care of you hopefully. Why such a long wait??? Get well.......

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soulboy118 in reply to slram

Not a good experience passing out siram and the long wait was just humN traffic , it got veey busy ,

slram profile image
slram

Are you settled in now?

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soulboy118 in reply to slram

Yes thanks, back home had a reasonable nights sleep ( which is good for me) just taking my time with this dizziness, im hoping the meds will help silve this .

Hope you are ok ?

slram profile image
slram in reply to soulboy118

I am now, took me 7 month to get over that viral pneumonia. Hey drink a lot of water and electrolytes. What was the diagnosis?

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soulboy118 in reply to slram

The dizzyness was vertigo , got meds and some excercises to help and chest infection also got meds , hopefully ill be on the mend in a few days but the nausea is still present which im told should disapate with the meds

Thank you x

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Cloudancer

Thinking of you hope you were seen promptly and feel better soon

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soulboy118 in reply to Cloudancer

Thanks CD , it ended up a 10 and a half hour ordeal but with meds hopefully ill be back to my normal self again soon , hope your ok

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B0xermad

Wishing you better soon and I hope its not pneumonia because that is nasty ,good luck and get well

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Ergendl

Oh dear. Hope you're safely tucked up in bed now with the right support to get you better.

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soulboy118 in reply to Ergendl

Plenty of support thanks x

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MoyB

So glad they've got to the bottom of it. I hope the meds do the trick.

R & R for you now, I hope.

xx Moy

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soulboy118 in reply to MoyB

Hiping so moy x

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Pippydo

Fingers crossed that they get you sorted quickly, in the mean time hope you’ve got a good book with you!

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soulboy118 in reply to Pippydo

I did havd a book but spent mostcof my time chatting to z lovely lady who was waiting longef than me to get sorted

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garshe

Hope you feel better soon and the wait wasnt as long. You are in the best place . Take care sending love xxSheila 💕⚘

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soulboy118 in reply to garshe

Thanks shiela x

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Bingo88

Not good news soulboy118. At least you are going to get treatment now. And hope they get you well again. Brian

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soulboy118 in reply to Bingo88

Thanks m8

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Bingo88 in reply to soulboy118

Your welcome. Just keep in touch and hope they get on top of things soon

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soulboy118 in reply to Bingo88

Hope so , i slept quite well last night for me

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Bingo88 in reply to soulboy118

Great news. At least you probably feel a bit better having a good sleep. If you ever need a chat anytime. Just send a message or answer on the group pal. Hope they get treatment started soon if not already have. Take care. Brian

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soulboy118 in reply to Bingo88

Cheers brian

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Digger0

hope you are on the mend soon!

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soulboy118 in reply to Digger0

Looking forward to being D0

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rachelmi

sending healing vibes and best wishes that your soon sorted and back home x

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soulboy118 in reply to rachelmi

Thanks rachelmi x

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katieoxo60

Best wishes for a good recovery even if somewhat slow response at A&E. Not nice when your sitting there feeling really ill. and you are putting other peoples health at risk if your illness is contagious as we used to say in the old days. Take care and hopefully you are now being treated .

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soulboy118 in reply to katieoxo60

All sorted katie thanks

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katieoxo60 in reply to soulboy118

Good to hear , stay as well as can be .

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Thepainterswife

I’ve only just seen this , sorry you had that awful wait but glad to hear you’re all sorted and home now 😊

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soulboy118

Thank you

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JJ_7

Just came across your post and I am so glad you were finally seen. Hope you are home and feeling better soon x

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soulboy118 in reply to JJ_7

I am home now jj_7 thanks

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watergazer

Flipping heck. Hope youre feeling abit better. Let us know how you go on. You may have already as I’ve not read the feeds. Take care xx have read it all now Ear infections are awful X

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Kitten-kat23

I hope you are okay.

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soulboy118 in reply to Kitten-kat23

Yes im feeling slightly better , not as dizzy or nauseous and headaches are recieding kk23, hope your ok

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Kitten-kat23 in reply to soulboy118

I’m not too bad thank you.

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horseygirl_0103

6 HOURS WAIT!!!!! THATS A DISGRACE!!! When I was rushed in with my hospital even though I was expressed from reception to first part of triage while I was in resuss getting my oxygen levels back up I waited 3 hours just for a "room" to be put in for the night -well I say night - I was still in the triage for 4 days in this room before I was sent up to transisitional ward

Sorry to hear your so poorly my thoughts & prayers are with you .Yes -same request from sassy please keep us posted on how you are & your progress if youre able to

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soulboy118

Im home now hg , meds seem to be helping so far anc 8ve goy rxcercises to help with the vertigo

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Patk1

Hope the meds do help.gd that yr improving.do rest up until yr over this xx

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soulboy118 in reply to Patk1

Thanks pat will do x

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YummyBear

Hoping that you are feeling better. Nothing worse than dizziness. I have ongoing ear infections but feel Amoxicillin are not abating the infection. Which meds did A&E give you?

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