Saturday 1st July 2017 – I’m Losing So Much Blood, I Call 999

I’ve always had heavy periods. But these last few weeks have been the worst ever.

  • 8th – 13th June 2017, slight/very light, gradually increasing.
  • 14th June 2017 – 24th June 2017, extremely heavy blood loss, and passing frequent, massive clots of blood too. I felt light-headed at times too.
  • 25th – 28th June 2017, I passed less blood/clots than last 11 days, this is now more of a “normal period”.
  • 29th June – 1st July 2017, I’ve been losing lots of blood again, and passing huge clots.

Tonight, I sat on the loo, and the blood just poured out of me. I could feel blood clots dropping out of me too. This was the worst ever. I spoke to my neighbour, and then I called 999 to request an ambulance, at around 9:15pm. “J” asked me loads of questions, I described my blood loss over the last 3 weeks, as I’ve listed above. “J” asked me if I’ve just passed enough blood to fill a coffee cup/mug. I said I didn’t know, it was down the loo, I didn’t measure it, but I’d guess not quite enough to fill a coffee cup. I wasn’t feeling faint or clammy. “J” spoke to a paramedic, then “J” said the paramedic advised that I don’t need an ambulance.  “J” advised me to ring 111 instead.

So at about 9:25pm, I rang 111, and spoke to a different “J”. Clearly, both “J”s read from the same script, and I was asked much the same questions, all over again. The most important question, it seems, is did I just pass enough blood to fill a coffee cup/mug? He didn’t specify whether he was referring to an espresso cup (small), or something larger (cappuccino, perhaps), So I assumed a regular mug size. Yet again, I said I didn’t know, it was down the loo, I didn’t measure it, but I’d guess not quite enough to fill a coffee cup. I wasn’t feeling faint or clammy.  “J” said he’d speak with a Doctor, then I’d be called back.

At 9:42pm, Dr “A” rang me, he said as I don’t feel faint or clammy, he can do a letter for my GP, so my GP can arrange tests. I said: “So I have to keep pouring blood until I feel ill?”  Dr “A” said my neighbour (who has offered to accompany me to hospital) can drive me to A & E if I’m concerned. I said my neighbour hasn’t got a car, nor have I.  I asked Dr “A” to arrange transport. He’ll ring me back.

At 9:59pm, Dr “A” rang me back, he said he’ll arrange transport for me, for within 2 hours, to Good Hope Hospital.

At 11:51pm, a woman from the Ambulance Service rang me, she said they’re running a bit late, she asked if I was still the same, I replied it’s not currently pouring out of me the way it was when I rang earlier. She said they’ll try to get to me as soon as they can, if it worsens, call 999.  I then went to loo, passed more blood/clots, while I waited…….

 

About slowlyrotting

I am constantly having to endure the stresses of dealing with several different benefits issues. I've got Appeals and Tribunals coming out of my ears. I've lost count of the formal complaints I've had to make. I've kept paper records of most of my interactions with the DWP, HMRC etc for years, so I've literally got several hundred posts (maybe thousands) to compose for this website. I can't post them to here as quick or as often as I'd like to, due to health reasons, and being totally overwhelmed. I intend to go back years, eventually. But at this rate, I don't think I'll ever get to post everything I want to. You can see from what I've put up so far that I've got a lot of crap to deal with. I'm probably not even 1% or 2% done. I am slowly rotting....................
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