About: East Surrey Hospital / Accident and emergency East Surrey Hospital Accident and emergency RH1 5RH
Posted by Smiler61 (as ),
At work I had head pain, followed by inability to speak, couldn't move my arms and having difficulty breathing and had a numb jaw. Taken home by my boss my legs went at the garden gate, I had slurred and stuttering speech and was disoriented felt very spacey and not with things.
Paramedic came by bp was 214/100 and was taken to A&E. We didn't see anybody for hours, was taken for a chest x-ray and had some bloods taken, a doctor turned up, I repeated the above over another couple of hours he returned to say he didn't have a clue what was wrong with me and discharged me!
My GP referred me to the mini-stroke clinic where the doctor said I had a small posterior stroke. Not everyone has the symptoms and reactions to things that happen to them, but now looking back they seem to be pretty close to the FAST campaign, this shouldn't have been missed.
Maybe my second A&E visit could have been avoided, not that I had much care then either being discharged with nothing wrong and collapsing on leaving. I spent a month in hospital and still the doctors didn't know what was wrong!