"Suspected Hemochromatoisis"

About: Doncaster Royal Infirmary / Cardiology Doncaster Royal Infirmary / Clinical haematology

(as a relative),

My younger sister was found to have Hemochromatoisis so I went to my doctor to see if I too have it or carry it. A blood test was taken and I was told results were a “little high” so I was referred to the hospital. I was given an appointment with the wrong department because that was “where the computer says to send” me. A new appointment was made with the correct department. The letter arrived on the Saturday just before the Monday appointment which took four weeks to correct. Had the post been delayed I could have missed my slot and been told off or wasting time (so say your letters). I was told my last reading was 600+ (instead of 200) which I was told was not that high. 3000 was the highest I had ever had so that would have meant diabetes, arthritis, gut pains, lethargy or heart muscle disease. I was hoping to get treatment before it reached this stage as it would have been better for me and the doctors treating me. It has now been four weeks since the blood tests have been taken at hospital and I hope I will get the results soon. Plus another thing that comes with this is neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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