"We're in the dark"
Posted by Nectar237 (as ),
My husband suffers with his heart and we think and have been told, that he needs a by-pass. Last year we tried for 5 months to get him seen- when he was eventually seen they did so many tests on his heart and lungs and at the end they said they couldn’t do a by pass as his lungs were damaged. We didn’t understand why this was and we weren’t told.
At the beginning of December he was taken into the respiratory ward on oxygen. He came out in January and we were told something was going to be done to help him. We finally got to see the Dr at Castle Hill earlier this month, thinking there would finally be some progress and the doctor just said he’d see us ‘in a years time’.
We’d really hoped we were getting somewhere, he needs a bypass at least something to help him. He gasps when he walks and is on a machine for almost 2 hours a day. We don’t want another check up, we need something done. We’ve been advised by heart surgeons that he needs help and urgently, but we’re getting no where and now he’s not scheduled to see the doctor for another year. I’m very worried about him.
We’re told very little and we don’t know the plan for his care- we’re in the dark. We’re elderly and it’s not easy to get to Castle Hill. I don’t want to keep making my way up there just to get no where.