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Let me say first and foremost that I KNOW my health is a priority and I will always put that first.
I am however frustrated with how things have progressed with regard my Angina diagnosis.
I initially saw a GP with specific chest pains back in July after already booking a 2 month holiday to Aus/NZ starting Feb 2017. Initially my GP prescribed me antacid medication and recommended a basic ECG. At the time I was pretty confident that this wasn't the cause and as the pain only started when I walked I also didn't think a basic ECG would show anything.
Fast forward about a few weeks and I see another GP in the surgery who asks more detailed questions about the pain and symptoms and just as I had thought he believed I had Angina.
After a lost referral letter I eventually saw a nurse practitioner who told me I was low risk but put me forward for a heart scan and a stress test (ECG) I told her about my planned holiday and I got 'I am sure it will all be ok for February'. So my planning continued.
Now, months later, I am waiting for an angiogram/Angioplasty with a possible stent needed as the stress test showed an issue.
Having contacted my insurance company and then the consultant only to be told he would not give me a fit to travel letter.
I have just started medication and goodness knows how long the waiting list is for the procedure, I have been told it could be 6 months.
I haven't cancelled yet as I am hanging onto the hope that if it is sooner rather than later I may still be able to go on the 7th February.
While my consultant is rather nice, I don't feel I can ask too many questions as his last comment was 'I am a cardiac surgeon not a clairvoyant' when I asked a 'what if' question.
Am I living in cookoo land to think there is still a chance I can go?
Also, will I ever manage a long haul extended holiday again with a doctors permission.
Feeling a bit depressed about it all to be homest and just wanted to talk it all through.
Any advice would really be appreciated.
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