"NHS24 to Ambulance to Hospital Stay to Taxi hame"
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Posted by rayfaetroon60 (as ),
Earlier this month, I was unfortunate enough to suffer severe Sciatica flare up resulting in 12 hour admissions, the first at Crosshouse, and the remaining two at Ayr. I don't recall much at all regarding the Crosshouse 'experience' nor the exact date for the first Ayr Station 7, 12 hour observation. I should say that the first admission was for a impulsive desperate act to relieve the excruciating pain I had been suffering since my first GP visit, with the second attempt being more of an 'end all the pain' attempt!
What I do remember is the excellent care from the ambulance teams that came to my assistance, and I hope that you are able to ascertain all the folk involved. Especially the last lad & lassie in the early hours of Friday, thanks for the 'gas & air' instruction and supply: ).
A & E NURSE [S] and DOCTOR:
The pain relief service appeared to be very slow in arriving, I seem to remember conversation and laughter whilst I was in agony still. It felt a wee bit disconcerting, and I felt abandoned at that time!
However once the two essential tests were completed, pain relief followed in graduation, the painkiller injections ending the hours of agony. A minicab was ordered for me, and whilst waiting I nervously waited to see if the pain would return.
Luckily I was able to walk the short distance from chair to minicab for a pain free ride back hame.
I sincerely believe that had I not been taken into hospital on both occasions, followed by A&E, the next level pain relief medications would not have been prescribed by my multi GP practice where in short notice appointments you 'take' pot luck whom you see! On the appointment for this Friday I was able to see my usual and one of my preferred doctors who took the time to listen, and start me off on the next level pain relief medication. So far? almost pain free - thank you all
Except in my case where for 3 consecutive appointments, I saw the same GP who initially did nae prescribe anything, saying " it would settle down on its own"
After that nothing additional was offered other than the medications I was taking which were of very little or nae use at all.
In conclusion, I would like to especially thank Karen for her understanding 'bedside manner' and the appointment arranged for next month: )