"Heart problem"

About: South Tyneside District Hospital / Accident and emergency

Have been diagnosed with heart failure. Lack of blood to heart. Misdiagnosed since late February after appendectomy, doctors appear to have branded me a nuisance and/or a liar. Treatment withheld in a&e, meetings going nowhere, heart doctor wanted me to go home, they also suggested i may have psychological problems. Nursing staff overheard criticising me during a morning handover, calling me weird. Sent home after endoscopy with a bag full of drugs that nobody discussed with me. Now, after an echocardiogram, the equipment operator and the on-duty doctor believed what they saw and what i was saying. Am now on new meds. The promised angiogram, however, two weeks later has not materialised, even though that doctor was in two minds whether to admit me after the echo test.

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