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Fw: [IPk] Fwd: BOUNCE email @ redacted: Non-member submission from ["Hilly Beattie" <email @ redacted>]



Sorry, I don't know why that happened.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2001 4:37 PM
Subject: [IPk] Fwd: BOUNCE email @ redacted: Non-member submission from ["Hilly
Beattie" <email @ redacted>]


> From: "Hilly Beattie" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Frustrated and fed-up...
> Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 16:27:15 -0000
>
> ...and needed to tell someone about a phone call I just had with a nurse
from
> mmy diabetes clinic and I hope this is okay to use this site for such a
purpose
> but I have no one else to de-stress with. I have been trying to get to see
a
> nurse in general since (this time round) October last year. I do have a
nurse
> but she has refused to reply to any of my calls to see her or explain to
me
> why not. ( one of her collegues told me "I'm not the only one who she is
> failing to see/contact but what can I do with that?) I have spent this
time
> going back and forward from two hospital sites both of which tell me I
have to
> speak to "my" nurse to make an appointment. I have repeatedly stated I
would
> be willing to see any nurse as I have uncontrolled diabetes and continued
to
> feel more unwell as the months went on.
> I finally speak to a nurse today who amongst other things asks me why is
my
> diabetes uncontrolled and what do I want them to do about it after I had
at
> length (!!) described the 16 years I had it and the neuropathy,
gastroparisis,
> retinopathy and constant nausea that hindered any hope of good control. I
was
> as good as told that if none of the insulins or injection schemes they had
put
> me on had worked what more did I expect and how they have to have a
"cut-off
> point, so to speak" and didn't I see this?
> I wont go on except to say does anyone get this reaction from their
clinics as
> I think it is wrong? I did get an appointment for Wednesday to see the
nurse
> and she gave me half an hour on the phone, all of which I am greatful for
but
> I had to pour my heart out again about my health and agree to consider a
> "contract" with the hospital.    Thank you to all who have struggled
through
> this tirade!
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