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Ffs wild goose chase

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BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 07/04/2022 15:29

Ds2 has some breathing issues and hypermobility so the GP requested an ECG. He went down to the surgery and had the ECG, a referral has been sent for somewhere - ds couldn't remember - an a blue inhaler prescribed.

Ds received a call today whilst at college in the next city to return for another ECG. No explanation as to why, but it was urgent and needed to be done that afternoon.

So, I drove through to get him, panicking, as fast as I dared go. Motorway snarled up on the way to the doctors so had to take a big detour and then petrol light came on. Ds had to phone them to say we were running late. All the time worrying and feeling sick etc. I had him on a heart transplant list, having a cardiac arrest in Tesco and planned his funeral three times, all whilst frantically trying to get through traffic.

Finally get there and he gets repeat ECG done by the nurse practitioner. It transpires that the doctor did it wrong the other day and hadn't asked him to take his watch off 😳 πŸ˜– quite why the receptionist told him it was urgent I don't bloody know πŸ˜– I'm relieved ds is okay - ECG was normal - but ffs. I'm sitting here shaking - proper shaking, not the mumsnet type.

And I've wasted a load of petrol with the frantic driving.

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BlackeyedSusan · 07/04/2022 22:16

offs. thats really shit.

I had him on a heart transplant list, having a cardiac arrest in Tesco and planned his funeral three times, all whilst frantically trying to get through traffic. this is what I would have done as well.

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ofwarren · 07/04/2022 23:11

Omg, I'd have been livid and probably cried.
Thank god its not more serious but you will need to recover from the trauma of expecting the worst. Just exhausting.

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