Tuesday, 22 November 2016

What NHS????

Our GP phoned for an ambulance to take DB to the LRI (Leicester Royal Infirmary) She wanted him checked to make sure there was nothing sinister going on.

As a non emergency we were told that the wait would be approx 4 hours. which meant 8 pm. I had a phone call from the ambulance people confirming this.

Time marched on, 10pm, no ambulance so I decided we would go to bed, 12 midnight the phone rang, ambulance service, apologising for not getting to us, could not say how long it would be, so I told them to cancel it. We would go to the GP's this morning which we did. Another wait of 2 hours.........but he was seen. Dr tested him, Temp fine, BP fine, sats 97% fine. She then made him stand with his eyes closed and step forward.....he was waving all over the place. Eyes checked no problem there. Diagnosis....... Vertigo so medication given. He has to take it 3 times a day when he starts feeling dizzy, advised to continue for a couple of days afterwards to make sure. Once again I am like a rung out rag. I am really wondering now how long it will be before my body decides its had enough, I just cannot keep going on like this. 

I did have a very stern talk with DB, not that it will do much good but I felt I had to try. I have told him many times the day will come when there is something seriously wrong and I will not take any notice.

This afternoon I went into town whilst DB was having his siesta, I needed fresh veg and fruit plus a couoke of other things.

Just having a cuppa and I will then go through and finish sewing the binding onto the table runner I had to leave yesterday.

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