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Small step forward

Ooh, that was tricky.

I visited the dr to ask for a specialist's diagnosis and the first question that she asked was if I had private health care..I don't and that's a rant for another post!

My bullet points got me past the next hurdle as she tried to re-direct me and I concluded that if I understood my condition then I could be proactive instead of reactive to my health care-thus saving NHS money but didn't go that far.

My tenacity paid off and I got blood tests, chest X-ray and referral to specialist lung care. She tried to dissuade me again by showing me how long waiting times are and that I probably won't be able to see whoever I choose. So I beamed positivity at her and said that I was prepared to wait.

I mentioned this forum to the dr and she agreed that it was an excellent resource for information and support so thank you all again for being there and so helpful.

Ex

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Good for you Elizabeth, well done for sticking to your guns. Hope it all works out well for you. Xxxxx

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Excellent, well done you!

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Well done Elizabeth for being positive..... some would just believe doctor and walk away!

Don.

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Look forward to hearing your next instalment, Elizabeth - in due time of course!

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Well done you! ! ! Your charm paid off no doubt Elizabethk. xx👏👏👏

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