"My Brain diagnosis"

About: Victoria Hospital / Neurology

(as the patient),

I don't know how to start this, but I felt the way my care was handled was terrible, I had been complaining of headaches and double vision for over 5 years, my gp had said it was migranal anxiety and my age, so I accepted it.

However my dad had suffered a brain aneurysm and we had discovered that another 7 family members all on my dad's side had also suffered this too. my dads surgeon told me they wanted me scanned, so After a long fight with my gp who was making me feel I was also  hindering the NHS I was sent to speak to a doctor. This doctor was nice enough but their attitude was...

They said they didn't know why I thought the condition might run in the family, and wasn't going to scan me until I said I had been suffering headaches and double vision. They said oh well, since I mentioned it, it couldn't be ignored now.

Turns out I too have an aneurysm and 3 tumours in my brain. The doctor who told me the results and said that the doctor I had seen before would be in for a shock when they came back in to the office.   I didn't even get an apology from anyone not even my gp. I just think the way it was handled was poor. As for my dad's surgeon I couldn't fault them they saved my life. Thank you.  

Responses

Response from Chris McKenna, Medical Director, NHS Fife Board, NHS Fife

Dear Aneurysm Survivor

Thank you for sharing your story. This must have been a very stressful time for you and your family.

I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience with you further.

If you are happy to leave your details with Heather on extension 29062 if would be more than happy to give you a call.

Kind regards

Dr Chris McKenna

  • {{helpful}} {{helpful == 1 ? "person thinks" : "people think"}} this response is helpful
;