"A Highly emotional day"
About: Good Hope Hospital Good Hope Hospital Sutton Coldfield B75 7RR
Posted by dubba70
An event at my church, my wife having passed away some 17 months prior to the day, broke me down emotionally. In the end I had cried and cried for 15 hours. It was so traumatic. After having come home from church, I has my lunch and took my blood pressure. It was 245/109 heart rate 97. That blood pressure is enough to kill a 76 year old like me. My resting heart rate was almost double its norm. I am on Atenolol. When I arrived at the Hospital, I was quickly quized, Name/address/age/what is wrong. Having answered I was sent through to A&E. I felt a little guilty knowing that the emotions were a Mental issue. I was seen almost immediately by a Sister who took my blood pressure amongst other things. It had now dropped to just under 200. I then had to wait a full 10 minutes (they were not as busy as is usual. I then saw a very small lady Doctor. Wow was she good, she got to the bottom of the problem, medication wise and then insisted that I saw the Raid Psychiatric team. That too was an experience in itself. OK I am now under the Mental Health umbrella, but it is the right place for me at this moment. Thank You so much Good Hope.