"Ill for half a year, lack of diagnosis"

About: West Kent PCT

(as the patient),

I have been seeing my GP about a concerned pain and unwellnes for more than half year. I have been given several medications which didn't really help.

First I was suffering from temperature and actual sickness. I was sent to have my blood test done and told I have to be put on a waiting list for two months for an ultrasound. It became so unbearabe that my parents advised me to come back home to my country where I was rushed to the hospital to have an urgent extraction of my appendix done.

Now back in UK, I have been strongly advised that there was nothing wrong with me that time before the operation and been advised to find a new GP.

Hypocrates? I dont think so...

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