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Long wait was worth it

Friday, March 15, 2013

My husband had an appointment with the Cardiologist in two months time ( May 2013) with the head man from Oxford.
I say 'had' as we had a phone call from the hospital at 10am saying that someone had cancelled their 4pm appointment and did we want to take it as we were next on the list for cancelled appointments. Yes was the answer.

So plans were altered and meals changed so we could get to the appointment.
Once there we were greeted by a awaiting room packed with people. The receptionist said there would a small delay as the Specialist was running a little late.

So we sat down and waited, DH was seen by the nurse for all the usual bits like weighing, blood pressure and cardiogram. Then he came back from that and we waited, and waited and waited, 4pm came and went so did 5pm and 6pm. Eventually at 19:15 we got in to see the Specialist 3 hours and 15 minutes is a little more than small delay.

The Specialist was very helpful though and explained things and said that DH was on a low dose of the pill he takes and it would be better if he was on a slightly higher dose as that would solve the problem.
So even though it took over three hours waiting we got a result. DH takes three pills a day instead of two not a big problem and hopefully one that will work.

We had something light to eat when we got in as it was late and we hate eating late. So what we planned for Thursday is not Fridays dinner.

We have Sophie ( my son's dog) for the weekend as they are off to see something and celebrate Chizzy's Mums birthday. So we dogsit emoticon , DH is happy as it is F1 ( Formula 1 car racing) as well, so Sophies walks will be planned around his viewing the race. I have a dog chew for her so she will be happy and not pester him whilst the race is on. Talk about plan ahead for the dog coming over, it is like having a child to stay over and make sure they are entertained emoticon

I hope next week will be less hectic.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KRYSTALLA 3/20/2013 10:14PM

    Hope the meds help your DH, glad they were able to fit him in earlier then you expected.

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PAULAAUTUMN 3/16/2013 8:56AM

    I was in the R.A. F ( Royal Air Force). emoticon emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 3/15/2013 9:50PM

    Hope what you found out helps. Sounds like a great weekend with the puppy. Have fun.

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SYDLETZIII 3/15/2013 4:53PM

    Glad everything is better. Hope next week is less hetic. I noticed the 19:17, military time. Are you formal military?

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RAINBOWCHOC 3/15/2013 3:23PM

    Gawd bless the NHS! I remember waiting "forever" to see a dr, complaining doesn't seem right, does it?

Here's hoping the new regime does it's stuff.

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POPSY190 3/15/2013 3:16PM

    We always say yes to cancellation offers! It's worth the wait for good news, isn't it?

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