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Good on you, well done! You can not play chance with peolpe's health, you should be so proud that you had the guts to take on the system.
Sorry for your loss, I understand how angry you are feeling. My dad has been fobbed off by his doc for 6 months with a chest infection and a whole range of tablets. Found out yesterday he has lung cancer stage 4 and has spread. I just feel like storming into the docs and telling them how i feel.
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. It makes you wander had he been diagnosed six months earlier if the prognosis would have been more positive. I would take you concerns further. The best way to do it is in a formal compliant. I am in the process of doing this. You first stop wil be PALS then ICAS for support. I have a forum, 'let down by the system' many peolpe have posted their strories and the steps that they have taken. I use it as a way of letting of steam and getting help from others who are further down the line.
take care Traceyxx
My mum had been going to the doc`s since Jan and also had a hospital visit where they did do a scan and saw something on it but was told to come back in 6 months.After months of telling the doctor she was in alot of pain in which she knew was not good she was diagnosed with PC and they can only make her comfortable now as nothing can be done ( we were told she has a couple of months).I understand getting an earlier diagnoses would prob not changed things but i am so angry she has been in pain all this time and was even told by NHS 24 to take paracetmol when she called them crying with pain.I have not got the energy to fight this just now but i will as i don`t understand how this can be missed as she had what i believe obvious signs. I am so sorry to hear others have gone through similiar ordeals, i just don`t understand how it can happen as cancer is such a common disease these days?????????????????
sorry to hear about your mum. i was in the same position, may be they not be able to cure but to prolong life may have been an option.
You need to keep your energy if possible to be with your mum. You can make a formal compliant later when it feels like the right time.
I think it is common that they make mistakes, but who becomes accountable?
I hope you get support through the next steps of the journey that you are about to take.
thinking of you...Traceyxxx
sounds like my story all over again only my mother was slim and they still fobed her of and by the time they did try help it was to late ;(
Sorry to hear about your mum.
It makes you wander how the hell doctors get away with this? So many peolpe have a story to tell, one story is one too many,. We only hear the ones that come onto this site, god only knows how many more peolpe are out there that have had to endure this.
This sounds all too familiar, my mother also went to her GP several times and was given an inhaler, told it was stress, high blood pressure and even diabetes but was not referred to the hospital for any scans. My sister and I took her to A&E last year July and they told us it was advanced cancer of unknown primary that had spread. it was devastating to be told mum had terminal cancer and only days before her death they actually told us it was Thymic Cancer. It has been a hard year and after months of pain and suffering she died aged 63 last month. It is very hard when no one seems to have the answers that one is looking for.
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