Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Open Letter to Wexham Park Hospital Slough.

Dear Wexham Park Hospital,

I just want to say thank you so much for the treatment of my brother. Oh yes, sorry NON treatment of my brother!

Over the past few months my brother has been rushed to your hospital over and over and over and over....well you get the point!

He was admitted in for chest pains and possible ulcer in the throat to stomach area. In fact lets face it, we DON'T KNOW what part of his upper body is going wrong now do we?

And why is that? Well, because all you do is check for heart pain and heart attack! Over and over again!

In fact at one stage he was kept in for a week! And did they check for stomach and oesophagus problems? NO!

And why was that?

Oh yes, they said they would do a scan the next day. But they sent him home.

He got rushed back in. They checked for heart pain, and sent him home.

He got rushed back in, they checked for heart pain, promised to keep him in and give him a chest area scan.....hooray!!!!

But no......they sent him home!

Now again, he has been rushed in, its 8.30 at night, we can't get to him because we have spent all our money on taxi's to get him home, and none of us drive.

So, he has been taken in again. And guess what? They checked his HEART! not his insides at all! No stomach, oesophagus, spleen etc just his ........yawn.......heart again!

And now he can't get home. Nobody is helping him and we are all going mad.

So, thank you Wexham Park Hospital. For your kind compassion even when we BEGGED over the phone to get him a scan on his higher body. We literally got down on our knees, but no.......!

So at this moment we do not know what is happening. I have a bad thyroid, my husband is crippled with arthritis, and my brother? Well, going nuts because NOBODY OVER THERE CARES!

British NHS? Not at this hospital!!!

Oh by the way? If it turns out that he has something really wrong with him? I will be consulting a solicitor.
And that is something I never thought I would say.

So disappointed.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Suffering any sort of illness or accident is not only a stressful thing, but it can be a confusing time too. We may listen to the Doctors or Nurses, but because of the trauma we don't always take into account the actual information.

Here I have added personal stories, medical facts and how long it takes to recover. On most medical posts you will get the facts, without the feelings. I have added the facts, feelings emotions and the embarrassing moments that can happen when you are at your most vulnerable.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask them in the comments section, thank you.

1. Easy Bruising and Thin Skin, Causes and Self Help.

Does your skin tear every time someone or something touches it? Not only is it a pain, but its pretty horrifying too. Instead of a slight cut, you get an huge flap of skin that makes you want to throw up. Well, don't despair, there are things you can do. 

2. Cystitis  The Quickest way to get rid of Symptoms. 

Ouch! Yep I know the feeling! Cystitis is a pain in the butt! In more ways than one. But there is help out there. Here's to getting rid of that horrible pain in smelly water very quickly!

3. Hyperthyroid and Hypothyroid. What the Doctor does NOT tell you!

Did you know? Thyroid disease is called the silent killer? And I bet you didn't know that your GP knows diddly squat about it? Don't panic! Here is a step by step guide to What to do, What tablets to take, and How to recognize those tiny first symptoms. It covers everything you need to know!

4. I was born with an upside down malformed Kidney! Symptoms, Surgery and Aftercare.

How are you supposed to know that you are born with a malformed kidney if your GP doesn't even know about it? That's what happened to me! But because of what happened, I now know the symptoms to watch out for! Here's what to do, what happens and aftercare too.

5. Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy Prep Day Laxative and Procedure. 

It is one of those ooh moments when you would rather stick your head in a pan and head for A and E than have someone dealing with your butt! But it has to be done, however embarrassing. And it can save your life. I was lucky to be given a clean bill of health, but somethings didn't quite go the way to plan with the Laxative, and what happened next...well read on! Just goes to show that its not just you who have embarrassing moments! In depth and very personal tell of my experience! 

*At this point I must add that I am not a Doctor, Surgeon or Medical practitioner, all these above are purely personal