Hi, this is my first visit after an uncomfortable experience yesterday. I am 79 years old.
I vomited the previous evening for no apparent reason other than feel muzzy headed. Next morning felt muzzy headed and not quite with it. I also had a bit of mild chest pain. This developed rapidly to disorientation, difficult forming words and speaking, inco ordination and poor balance. My head felt it was going to burst with the pressure. All told about an hour elapsed. My partner dialled 999 and the Paramedics duly came and advised me to go to hospital. By this time I was feeling better and declined their offer. They phoned my GP. and made an appointment. My GP. advised me to go from the surgery and we arrived at the hospital 4pm.
I was seen at 4.30pm. by a very good senior nurse He suggested there maybe a blood clot floating around. I had an ECG. and bloods taken.
I was seen by a Doctor at 6pm. and given a thorough examination, then left for 2 hours. She came and said they were waiting for blood results and after first telling me she would arrange for GP to send me for a brain scan, then sent me to the C.T.Scan Dept at 8pm. with escort. I was left in an empty clinic and no staff. I assume they had gone home. I was taken back to A and E at 8.30 pm. and left in a cubicle with no explanation. No food or drink and no medication since breakfast. I scooped water from the tap in the cubicle. I am also having tests for diabetes. By 9.30pm. I had had enough and got a taxi home and took an Aspirin and 2 Paracetamol.
I finally arrived home at 10pm. very disillusioned by wasted time and lengthy waiting and not even being given an aspirin. It wasn't even very busy as there were several empty cubicles.
I will make an appointment with my GP. for a brain scan