Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: Awol

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    cotswolds
    Posts
    3,361

    Default

    I'm delighted to report that after almost two weeks in ICU I'm now safely at home and seem to be making progress in the right direction. I never did make it to a ward, and it was a curious way to spend Easter. Still no idea what caused it all, and we may never know, but I seem to have responded to massive doses of steroids, which of course have caused their own new set of problems. Better than the alternative, however!

    Not an experience I would wish on anyone, but I am in awe of the skill, dedication and care provided by the amazing NHS staff who looked after me.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    3,234

    Default

    Glad you are home now George. It probably the best place to recover now. Take care xx

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    South Australia
    Posts
    1,706

    Default

    Good to to hear you came through it, always annoying when they can't determine a cause, is NHS the public system over there.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Central London
    Posts
    8,579

    Default

    Wishing you a speedy recovery George. I did write something similar before, but forgot to press reply. Is there a cure for that? Dennis.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    cotswolds
    Posts
    3,361

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by china View Post
    Good to to hear you came through it, always annoying when they can't determine a cause, is NHS the public system over there.
    Yes, our National Health Service is amazing for emergencies and critical care, but on its knees in just about every other regard right now.

    Now I'm at the mercy of our appalling GP, who seems to have used the excuse of the pandemic to not actually physically see a patient or go into the surgery for over two years, preferring to just do telephone consultations from home and occasionally do a car park vaccination session (extra money for that), and the totally overwhelmed outpatients system, with its multi-year waiting lists and missing staff.

    But I'm feeling a little better every day, and I'm hugely grateful for that.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    South Australia
    Posts
    1,706

    Default

    The reason I asked is here in Australia the public system is Medicare, and there seems to be a line drawn that says if you are public patient, you a lower level of care, this has not been my experience.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •