I wanted to give a quick update on my recent health worries.
Firstly I want to thank everyone for their kind words, and good wishes, it was very kind of you.
After the heart scan last Friday, I have tried not to think about it. There was no point adding even more stress to the already potentially negative situation.
Yesterday, I had a phone call yesterday from my doctor’s surgery. It was to give me my test results. Instantly I knew it was nothing to worry about as it was a secretary and not the actual doctor phoning!
I was right. The scan showed no signs of any damage or problems at all. I was and am relieved!
I have an appointment to see the doctor next week, when I am hoping he will re-refer me to get my tonsils removed, as I would love to get this done before winter hits. I am just hoping he is agreeable about this.
All I can conclude from this whole experience is that they need to take white coat syndrome more seriously. I said to the doctor when he asked if I knew of any reason why my blood pressure was high that I had a problem with being at the doctors. It even says on my notes that I get stressed by the whole medical environment. Yet, it is ignored and one is made to feel silly for feeling like this. It’s not a myth and it’s definitely no joke when you feel your heart pounding and your hands go all clammy – and that’s just making the appointment! I know they had to check everything for my safety and to cover their own backs, but just think of the money wasted by putting me through all this.
I am very happy to know my heart is not about to conk out. I am now happy to get back to exercising as I was worried about adding extra strain during this process!
Thank you again to everyone who sent good wishes!