"Kind and caring and got across what I wanted to say. "

About: Advocacy Support Cymru

(as the patient),

I like this quote from Hayley in Coronation Street "I can't control everyone talking about me I can control what I'm thinking. I have my mind as a refuge. " Unfortunately I don't have that luxury.

I am bipolar and suffer severe anxiety so sometimes I can't control what's going on in my head. I moved to another surgery but I had a problem with a doctor there as we disagreed on the medication I needed. I suffer from an autoimmune condition called Sjogrens syndrome and this leaves me in pain.

I returned to my original surgery which is nearer to where I live and the advocacy service supported me with a clear the air meeting I needed with my original doctor.

Matt from the advocacy service was kind and wonderful. He was excellent and got across everything I wanted to say. He really listened to me and got everything across and also put it all in writing. He was so kind and caring and it really helped me.

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Response from Advocacy Support Cymru

Sorry to have taken so long to respond, but we did read and share your story with Matt when it was first posted. Thank you for taking the time, it's a real help to us.

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