A Little Thank You

Thank You to NHS
Last Tuesday I woke up with a horrendous chest infection and I couldn’t breathe. All day I was struggling and wheezy. I was puffing at my inhalers constantly all day and if I moved I was struggling. Walking upstairs was killing me – got to the top of the stairs and had to have a sit down to get my breathe back.

(At this point I should point out that I’m asthmatic – I’m not that unfit!)

By 10pm I said to the hubby that I don’t think I can cope anymore and for him to phone 999. The paramedic turned up in a flash (completely smashed the NHS records!). He was so lovely and sorted me out with his oxygen canister.

Oxygen Mask
He said that I wasn’t bad enough to have to be admitted to A&E but that I should go to the out of hours doctor to get a prescription for antibiotics. He sorted me an appointment for 2am(!).

My Mam took me in (hubby had drank a bottle of wine so couldn’t drive me so we called for reinforcements!) and the lovely doctor confirmed I had a chest infection and prescribed me antibiotics and steroids. He told me take the steroids as soon as I got home and by the next morning you couldn’t really tell I had been so bad. I still have a cough but at least I can breathe!

But I want to thank the NHS staff for their help. I don’t think the frontline staff get enough praise. I don’t know what I would’ve done without them!

So thank you NHS staff! 

A Cornish Mum
Rebecca

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5 Comments

  1. January 3, 2016 / 10:34 am

    I’m glad you feel better now xx It’s lovely you made this post as a thank you for them.

  2. January 4, 2016 / 10:22 am

    Glad you’re feeling better now.
    The NHS doesn’t get anywhere near enough credit. I miss having access to the NHS!

  3. Hollie
    January 5, 2016 / 11:56 pm

    i hope you are feeling alot better now hunni,i dont see too many nice comments about the NHS so it is refreshing to see one x

    • January 10, 2016 / 5:42 am

      I am feeling much better now thank you! The oxygen canister worked wonders!! x

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