I’m on the phone to see if I can get a referral to a specialist, but I can’t get the treatment, so I’m getting desperate.
The doctor in my area has a specialist in SVT treatment, and he says I can ask him to help.
He says it can be a lot more difficult than I thought.
He tells me I need to work with my symptoms, not just my symptoms.
He goes on to say there are lots of things I could do to help improve my symptoms without being in the hospital.
So I go to him and I say, “What’s wrong with you?
What are you going to do to make me feel better?”
He says, “You need to do some research, I’ve seen some very good SVT specialists, and I’ve found out what to do.
If you need a prescription for medication, that’s what we’re going to give you.”
The doctor looks at me, and then he looks at his watch.
I’m sitting there, thinking, “I can’t do this.
I need the medication.”
I ask, “When do I need it?”
He answers, “Soonest, when your symptoms are worse than when they were when you started the medication.
That’s when you’ll need it.”
He says I need treatment, I need medication.
But I don’t want it, and it’s killing me.
It’s making me depressed, anxious, confused, and scared.
So, I have a doctor tell me that I’m not crazy, I’m just really bad at it.
I have my own medication, but he tells me that if I use it I need a treatment protocol.
I go and ask a doctor at the hospital, who I have been calling for help for weeks.
I tell them what happened with my sister, and how she had her svt medication removed from her vagina because she was having more trouble with pain than before she got the treatment.
I was going through a period where I was having trouble breathing.
I told him I was still struggling, but there were things I needed to do in order to get better.
I call a couple of other specialists, too, and they have their own treatment protocols.
But no-one can help me.
I feel hopeless.
So many people are getting the treatment they need, and the doctors aren’t helping them.
So what can I do?
I’m going to call my GP.
I am going to talk to the GP, who is a good GP, and say, I am in this horrible situation.
I want to go to a doctor, and there is a specialist waiting for me in a clinic in my suburb.
I’ll tell him I need help, and that’s the first thing I’ll do.
I ask for a referral.
He’s not going to be there.
The GP will be in a different area, but they’ll get on a plane to meet me at the airport.
When I get there, he says, my symptoms are really bad, and if I go into hospital, I could be at risk of death.
I also need a referral from the hospital to the specialist I’m working with.
But the specialist isn’t going to come.
He can’t give me medication, and my symptoms won’t go away.
He won’t even be able to diagnose my condition.
I’ve been in this terrible situation for months.
So when I call my doctor, he tells my mum that I need this specialist.
I went into the GP surgery for my second appointment, and she was happy to talk with me.
But when I asked her about her problems, she started talking about how hard she’s been going through with her family and the death of her husband.
I said, “Why can’t I have the medication that my doctor is giving me?”
She said, because it’s not working for me.
She says, she was diagnosed with SVT at a very young age, and her husband has had a heart attack.
And he’s been doing well, but she can’t go home.
She’s had three heart attacks, and none of them have been life threatening.
I didn’t ask her why, because I don`t want to know.
She just said, it’s because of my partner.
So why can’t my partner have the treatment that’s been given to me?
I ask why.
She goes, “Because it’s a medical procedure.”
I think, Well, my partner is dying?
She just says, well, he’s having a heart problem.
My mum and I are going to the doctor today.
She tells me to come straight home.
I start crying.
The specialist is going to take me home.
It took me a couple days to get to the hospital and they were waiting for us, and a doctor and a nurse were waiting there.
So the doctor told