Good morning all,
A couple of weeks ago my 63 year old wife was feeling unwell so for the first in about 10 years she booked a GP appointment. Unfortunately our GP (who we have had for 40 years had recently retired and she had to see a new woman GP.
My wife proceeded to describe her symptoms only to be told by the GP that she didn't have time for all this as my wife only had a ten minute slot. The symptoms were feeling drained, neck pain ,jaw pain, nausea, sweating, light headed ,dizzy etc. She was told that these would be looked at in a couple of weeks and to make another appointment. She was told to have blood tests, and take a stool sample to the surgery, which she did.
Anyway the upshot was that 4 days ago my wife took a turn for the worse and I had to call an ambulance. she was taken to our local hospital where a heart attack was diagnosed.
She is now out of the Coronary Care Unit and awaiting an Angiogram to establish what caused it, I am hoping a Stent will be all that is needed but they did say she may end up at St. Thomas's in London for a bypass.
I am so angry with the GP for not listening to her symptoms and feel she has been negligent. My children are also angry and have made a complaint to the surgery . My wife has never had significant health problems, doesn't smoke or drink, eats healthily and is not overweight. She knew things weren't right and sought help (both her parents died from heart problems) but was ignored by the GP. I have my fingers crossed that we get good news soon. Sorry for the rant but I needed to get that off my chest.