Not wishing to be too controversial, but is it me or have others shared the same experiences I have had recently. I have been a patient at the hospital renal clinic for over 40 years, the docs there insisting that I attend usually every 3 months, sometimes it was stretched to 6 months. Now all of a sudden one of the docs wanted to discharge me. Nothing has changed regarding my condition - I haven't experienced a miracle cure or anything remotely similar.
Similarly my GP, seems to have changed her attitude towards me. Having several health issues, it has always been pointed out to me that I should seek medical help if I feel ill, or get a bad cough or cold (renal, heart, plus arthritis and fibro etc have brought about the need to take more care). Last November, I visited my GP because I had a really bad cough that was both persistent and very productive. The doc's solution, leave it a couple more weeks and take honey and lemon. Here we are in Feb and I still sound like an old smoker using about 60 a day (I am a non-smoker) I am reluctant to go back to the docs, goodness only knows what she will suggest next - a bread poultice maybe.
It might be my imagination, but it feels that since I turned 65 the medical profession has 'written me off'. I wondered if others feel the same way, Is this another example of over-worked medical professionals, or some sinister plot by the Government to cut costs in the NHS by withdrawing care to the over 65's. I do hope I am wrong in my thinking, but some days it does feel as though I do not have a right to be here. Of course, it might all be my imagination, but I wonder.