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Edit - I also meant to say that as Bobish also stated we are not furnished with in depth information on our medical issues. For example if you have been seen in A&E. and are seen and discharged I don’t think you get any paperwork stating what treatment was given. Even if you have been an inpatient for weeks, on discharge you will be given 1 A4 sheet of paper with a few fields completed stating your personal information, date of admission and discharge, who your consultant was, very general diagnosis and any meds prescribed and whether or not you’ll be followed up in outpatients at a later date. A lot of the time we are sort of kept in the dark. Obviously if something serious is diagnosed the NHS will keep a close eye on you, however generally we don’t get to hear anything else. My opinion has always been “no news is good news” ! This may shock you and you may think I me very naive, however this way I’ve nothing to dwell on and can just stick it away at the back of my mind and get on with life. Knowing me, if I had all the minute details, I’d get fixated on them and worry myself sick - even if there wasn’t much to worry about!

 

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