Brian - Interview 06
Age at Interview:
Brian is a retired college porter. He is married with 2 adult sons. Ethnic background/nationality: White English.
Brief outline:Brian took part in screening for unrecognised heart valve disease in 2010. He was told he has a very small leak in one valve and was invited to attend a follow-up hospital appointment. We spoke to Brian after he attended each of the appointments.
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That’s true, yeah, because I mean I like to tell the truth on anything that I’m dealing with. I mean, I won’t tell a lie to anybody, and do you have to declare it or don’t you declare it? Even if it’s something that is, it’s not bothering you in any way, but should you tell them that, you know, that you’ve had this done and been told?
Oh, no, no, no.
I’d be happy with either, yes.
Only to do with what I’m, a follow up on this one, yeah, I’m quite willing to carry on following up on this one. But I won’t take any part in any in future. Unless it’s something to do with, I mean, if there was something to do with the polio or something like that which do involve me, then obviously I would take part in anything to do with that.
There was no trouble. It all went everything smooth.
It wasn’t frightening, but it was, you feel as if you’re concerned about it, you know. It don’t make you feel as if you don’t just ignore it or whatever. You know, you’ve got it in the back of your mind that there is something there.
Not really, no. I mean, obviously if it had, if they had have said there was something more and something had to be done then I would have to think about it seriously more then. But they said there’s no problem with it, so that was what I took for gospel, you know [laughs].
Well, I would feel concerned, but I would have to accept that it was a thing of life, especially at my age. Then you’ve got to think, getting to my age now, you’re going to get these things come along, which probably may concern you, or may not. But I suppose it’s a thing with age, I look at it, in lots of things.
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