Unfortunately we are not supposed to name and shame medical establishments on this platform so i will call Tameside general hospital never,never land for the purpose of this review.
After diligently standing in a queue to book into the walk in centre given that there are people in more immediate need of A & E i.e some without beating hearts and missing large chunks of grey matter etc the not so chirpy receptionist told me to go into the A & E queue as even without several A levels she could tell that not being able to eat would eventually lead to complete disappearance of the non Skiing man and just leave a cat orphaned.
A & E,all i could see where germs as far as the eye could see,limbs hanging off or distorted in some strange manner akin to certain yoga practices,oh and a bloke with a slight sniffle.The usual game of somebody plays the music and everybody looks for a seat was in full swing(i forget it's name) and seatless i awaited my turn.eventually i saw a rather pleasant nurse who recognising my POC instantly diagnosed Hypoxia and offered me a seat.the usual preliminaries were performed and the usual white coat effect blood pressure popped up on the screen and when the sats raised back to 91 from 86 i could almost hear her sigh of relief,short history given and job done,pop outside,find a seat and you will see a doctor soon.
1 hour later i am ushered into the usual cubicle,pointed at a bed raised to an impossible height for anyone but an olympic high jumper to reach i flopped into a chair and waited,and waited until a rather charming Phillipino nurse came,they are a credit to their nation,nearly always polite and smiling and comforting whilst their senior outside play on computer screens and juggle beds for fun whilst secretly keeping one windows box open on their screens for the occasional glimpse at the news or something on whats ap/up or whatever it is called.
A harry potter look alike appeared,only slightly younger but he had an impressive new stethoscope and a not so impressive sad attempt at a beard and i proceeded to give a full history and i think he was in agreement that the probable end game of this adventure would be an endoscope to ascertain the problems and off he popped.
Imagine my surprise when he came back and said i could go now and i would get a letter in a week or two inviting me as an outpatient to the gastro people,he appeared not concerned when i advised that i may dehydrate or dwindle into nothing in the immediate future and even mentioned that 2 weeks without food was sustainable and that as long as i continued to sip my water i wouldn't dehydrate and turn into toast lol
I requested his autograph,not because i really thought he was Harry Potter but as i advised him i wanted to pass it on to his mate PALS.
So home now after hastily arranging for all my meds to be issued where possible into liquid form at my surgery who where so concerned i even have an appointment with a doctor tomorrow.Bingo that's a first and maybe he can pit some pressure on to speed up what is rapidly becoming a farce,had i more energy and stamina i would have encamped in the hospital but i am safer at home.
P.s Catch my breath paid me a visit before his race as you can see in the photo.
Love to all Ski's and Scruff's xxx