Saturday, August 15, 2009
PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE
In case I have been putting the wind up people about the Swine flu I should point out that I got so bad because I have underlying chronic health difficulties with chest infections and pneumonia so other people would almost certainly not get as bad as me if they contracted swine flu.In fact the Doctor at the hospital was even sceptical that I had swine flu in the first place.This is a pity in a way as having been through all that the prospect of catching swine flu this winter is not a little daunting. If I have already had swine flu I would be immune as you can't catch it twice.I'm annoyed that I wasn't swabbed by the GP in the early stages as now I am playing Russian roulette not knowing one way or the other if there is a bullet out there for me. I also should have been in hospital long,long before as I was so bad and the longer you have pneumonia the worse it is. The hospital and all it's staff were wonderful and couldn't have treated me any better.Ifeel my GP let me down badly. As soon as I got ill i was worried about a chest infection ,then pneumonia developing, yet both were allowed to develop being treated too little and too late and then allowed get a deep grip of me befre eventually going to hospital. Try to get a good GP that you can know and trust and even talk to on first name terms. One day it may matter. And don't be worrying too much about swine flu , I was unlucky (even if I had it at all) Mrs EEjit had much milder symptoms than me,felt rotten for sure and wiped out, but no chest infection or any complications. I also noticed (you can't help overhearing) that all of us in A+E (no accident victims) all either smoked, or drank too much, or both. I don't smoke (thank god)but I did feel embarrassed estimating my weekly intake of alcohol. Why should Doctors have to look after me when I'm not even looking after myself?