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OMG a man in a van

I was due to go in on Tuesday lunchtime for the preparation, before the operation on Wednesday.

The phone call came from the NHS Trust on Friday evening to confirm my bed and admission. 412 more words

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Pre Operative Assessment

More letters through the post. In one large envelope was three pages on my operation, with the date of the operation and the suggestions for my hospital stay, another letter was the invitation for my post operative assessment. 799 more words

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Other people's reactions

Everyone in the world, knows one, two…up to five people that have had a bypass I have found out recently. Everyone they know has survived apparently which could be quite worrying. 288 more words

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The NHS is not joined up!

So, five days after I had received the diagnosis I was off to see my GP, to see if it was possible to have the operation local to my family, as they 150 miles away from me. 534 more words

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September...

The letter came… my appointment to see the doctor/surgeon. I was surprised as I still hadn’t been asked to attend an angiogram. Still, off I went. 597 more words

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And so the tests continue.... August and into September 2014

So, I went to the GP’s as I was instructed and received my prescription for Clopidogrel and Simvastatin (40mg) … taken daily and I am pleased to say, some months in,  I don’t seem to have any side effects from these drugs. 912 more words

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Shame and Pride

I like clothes. I like to look well dressed. I have a slim figure and have loved high heels since a was a young teenager. 820 more words

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