Well, it's 5am and after waking up an hour ago the first thing in my head is my continual lack of GP care and I can't get back to sleep.
Had an appointment yesterday but my GP wouldn't take the time to discuss my illness so I can better understand exactly what's wrong, wouldn't advise in any shape or form about my heart rate during exercise, completely dismissed my concerns about regular chest pain (potentially unstable angina) and then had the gall to call me pedantic when I asked her about statins and the subsequent muscle pain (if it wasn't actually angina)! Perhaps they don't get many people actually taking an interest in their own care but their poor performance so far means, if anything, I'm forced to take an in-depth interest... they're certainly not doing it. Do they really think I want to spend every waking hour worrying that I might drop dead any time (and non-waking hours!), as I do at the moment. I'm doing everything I should, perhaps they should start doing their bit!
I've hardly been ill in my life and have paid into the system for 30 odd years, but now that I actually need help the GP's at my medical centre won't provide any sort of care! Ship him in, ship him out, tell him nothing, offer nothing. Shameful!
I'm not sure where to go from here... they are supposed to be my primary care provider but they aren't providing it. I've seen all three GP's at my centre and every one of them simply isn't fit for purpose in my opinion... if anything they add to my worries and stress.
I suspect some will say how busy and under pressure they are but that doesn't excuse them for not providing answers when I've waited weeks for the appointment I made and am sat in front of them. They're too busy protecting their own backsides to offer any advice! I know what arse covering is.. I sometimes have to dissect long and extensive contracts for multi-million £ construction projects and have to pick out the unfair clauses, and regularly write several hundred pages of specifications where I have to cover my own, so I can spot it a mile off... I'm good at it.
In my profession, if I dismiss valid concerns, or don't provide an appropriate level of professionalism and care, and someone dies, I can get sent to prison for negligent manslaughter. As far as I'm concerned, my GP's should be subject to the same!
Apologies for the rant, I'm just at a complete loss as to how I'm supposed to get any sort of decent care from now on. I've hit a brick wall and have got nowhere to go. Looks like I'm on my own!