About: Bristol Royal Infirmary

I had difficulty breathing with pain in ribs. Explained to Dr. that I was particularly concerned as my younger sister died on Monday from bone cancer, which was very sudden, but her pain symptoms weren't recognised/diagnosed for some time as being so severe and deadly. The doctor understood with much sympathy and after an ECG, blood test and X-ray confirmed I had no serious condition but advised me to take care of myself during such an emotional and stressful time, and take Paracetamol & Ibuprofen unless the symptoms got worse. The doctor's comforting words were also such an incredible help in the healing process, not just physically but in terms of emotions and of understanding my anguish. Please acknowledge this praise after having shared it with them, as I felt so fortunate to have met such a caring young Dr. who was so professional and also very tactful.

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