Well friends just got back from seeing the doctor down the hospital. What palaver to go through just to see a doctor.
1, rang nhs direct, got to give a load of details fair enough.
2, then someone rang me back from nhs direct and had to go through it all again. Was told that i needed to see someone and a doctor would ring me.
3, Some one rang me to tell me the doctor would ring but that they were busy. I understood that.
4, doctor rang from the hospital and yes i had to go through it all again would you believe.
5,got appointment for 3.10pm. quite efficeint i might say.
6, saw doctor. Now i am to take 8 steroids for three days,yes thats right 8 a day for three days. I have to ring my practise tomorrow and find out if my chest xray has come back. She mention something about a lung disease associated with ra, anyone know anything about that,would be interested. She gave my chest a good sounding and she was thorough that i can say. We were in there at least 15mins. She was very nice, she asked did i smoke and my words to her were "i watched my father die with emphesema and i have asthma so no i don't smoke". So here i am back home and none the wiser as to whether the chest has cleared up or not. She did say my oxygen levels were ok.
So my friends at least i've been seen and if anything goes wrong i can say that i have tried to keep on top of it. I don't think anything will, but you never know do you.
Take care everyone. Sylvi.