"My girlfriends first seizure"

About: Harmoni / NHS 111 London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

(as a friend),

A couple of weeks ago, I woke up at 7:30am to my girlfriend (who is 30) having her first ever seizure, which I'm told is quite rare. Obviously a seizure at any time, anywhere is a terrifying experience.

I called the ambulance who arrived in 7 minutes 22 seconds and I cannot thank the person at the other end of the phone enough. He was calm, he talked me through some simple steps, and asked me simple questions at a time where I thought my girlfriend was losing her breath and about to die in front of me. This was incredibly stressful, and I didn't know how to go about thanking the person at the other end of the phone as he was simply brilliant.

Our NHS gets some bad press, and people slate it, but in mine and my girlfriends time of need they were exceptional. I hope someway, somehow, this story gets back to that person on the other end of the phone - because you my friend are a hero, and I hope you know how much I appreciated your knowledge, your calmness and your professionalism.

I take my hat off to you sir.

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