The Invisible

Following many treatments, side effects, endless bloods, infusions, scans…..the rule seems to be don’t complain, do t ask too many questions and do t worry when they don’t listen to you. I ended up with life threatening sepsis, self diagnosed because of a non functioning pleural drain. Expressed my pain and unhappiness to a senior male consultant and was sent home to fall on the floor agony to be told these things are not meant to come out. I stood my ground it was removed by a very caring respiratory female consultant , but had to suffer from mid August until end of October. Suffering still. It is old news I am invisible.

  • I'm sorry to read of your experience. If you are unhappy with your care or the service you have received from the NHS there are steps you can take. You'll find information on what you can do on our website here. It's also important to get support for you mental health as well as your physical health. Charities such as MIND can help or give Samaritans a call, their number is 116 123 and support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

    I hope you can get the help you need

    Best wishes

    Moderator Sarah