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Retired Local Government Manager; Married, 2 children
Brief outline:Heart attack 1996. Heart attack 1999. Angioplasty 2000. Angioplasty 2004. Current medication: clopidogrel, aspirin, isosorbide mononitrate, losartin, doxazosin, simvastatin
And the other comment I would just wish to make at this point in time, when I talk to my GP and they say, “Have you had a letter from the consultant yet?” “Oh yes, yes, we've had a letter.” “What does it say?” “Oh well, yeah you should take doxisorsan, that's right.” “What else?” “Yeah, he's referred you for an angiogram.” “Yeah, okay.”
I've almost sort of almost got to tease the information out yet it's about me and it's me that's more concerned than either the consultant or the GP and sort of dragging that information out of the GP is a bit frustrating also. But I don't want this to be interpreted or seen as sort of disappointment with them, because I know, I firmly believe they're doing they're very, very best to keep me you know, as fit and healthy as they possibly can.
I just think there are some sort of fine tuning that they could do with sort of minor, just minor changes to attitude and be much more open. Now it could well be some patients don't want to hear that, you've got the information, you just give me the treatment, you think what you want. But I'm the opposite.
I like to know everything that they are saying about me and I like to find and I believe I have a right to hear that if it suits my personality and it does. I would much rather hear the very worst news about myself, than someone try and keep it from me. I would much rather have it, look me straight in the eye and tell us the worst. I cope with it, I'll take it, or I'll deal with as the best I can.
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