Good morning all, I had my stroke at the end of May and just wanted to get an idea on the timescales for follow up assessments so thought I would ask my fellow survivors of their experiences. I had a CT scan on the day I was admitted and also a Doppler scan on my caratoid arteries in my neck. As I was away from home I was discharged in to the care of my GP and local hospital after a couple of days. I eventually saw the consultant at my local hospital in August but he didn’t have my records! He said he would review my notes and arrange another appointment which hasn’t happened despite several requests from my GP. I did eventually get called in to have the 24 hr monitor fitted and also the ultrasound scan of my heart, after several prompts - this was in October and still no communication.
My GP requested an MRI scan as after several weeks of making good progress and losing 28Ibs I started to go down hill with the symptoms of my initial stroke seeming to come back even worse! This request was knocked back by the hospital as apparently GPS aren’t allowed to request this. The silence remains deafening and does little to help with my anxiety and insomnia. It’s getting to the point where I feel like presenting myself at A & E every day until someone tells me what the hell is going on. Thanks.