I wrote earlier of my husband's problems & the quite shabby treatment, or rather non treatment. He went for a colonoscopy in early October, it couldn't be done because of husband ongoing heart condition. Instead he had to have a endoscopy & CT scan of his bowel. Nothing sinister was found & he was discharged. He has been complaining of stomach pains, weight loss (now 20kg) no appetite & for a while diarrhoea. Last week he was in dreadful pain, I called the doctor who arranged for him to have a gastroscopy, we went to the hospital on Tuesday, he couldn't be done as his blood pressure was so low it could have killed him. Next appointment scheduled for the 22nd December, but what if it can't be done then for some reason. There can be no treatment until the doctor has the test results. His diarrhoea has turned to constipation, but not now, he has either blood or liquid faeces leaking from his back passage & has to wear a sanitary towel . he is in terrible pain, only medication until today, codeine! He hasn't eaten a meal fir two weeks, he is existing on Milford & the occasional boiled or scrambled egg. I phoned the doctor & hospital today, I will call the Daily Mail, they would love this - an old soldier who fought in Malayia. The doctor thinks it sounds like cancer, so do I, my degree is not a medical one. When it first started I thought it was cirrosis It still could be, but surely he deserves better treatment than this.
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