Updated 5th March 2022 by Admin
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Email to FAST Received 4th March 2022 - Names have been redacted
Addressed to the FAST Committee
On behalf of my wife, I would like to provide an account of our experience during our recent trip to our home on Camposol.
Commencing 21st February 2022, my wife experienced lower abdominal pain on her right hand side which, over the following days, became more severe.
The pain was still present on Friday 25th. February and she decided to contact FAST for advice.
She spoke with a FAST Responder and she gave him an account of her symptoms.
The Responder was extremely professional and persuasive in advising my wife not to ignore the symptoms under any circumstances and to go immediately to the Centro Salud Puerto de Mazarrón.
He also gave us a further piece of key advice, telling us to bring a listing (in Spanish) of all my wife's symptoms.
At the Centro Salud we were promptly seen by a Doctor who, after reading our account and carefully examining my wife, advised us to go immediately to Hospital General Universitario Santa Lucía. On arriving at the hospital my wife again presented her listing of symptoms and underwent several checks including a physical examination, a blood sample and an ultrasound.
It was this which convinced the hospital staff that my wife needed an immediate Appendectomy; she was taken to the operating theatre around 22:30 and underwent the operation.
Late on Friday night I was contacted by hospital staff to tell me that the operation was a success, that my wife was in a recovery room and would later be transferred to a ward.
She received excellent diagnosis and treatment and was discharged from the hospital on Monday 28th February.
The clinical and support staff at the Centro Salud Puerto de Mazarrón and at Santa Lucía were extremely friendly, supportive, and professional and we are indebted to them.
We are also indebted to The FAST Responder and the FAST Organisation.
My wife fully intended to "toughen it out" and without the compelling advice and support we received, from FAST our experience may well have ended very differently and much more seriously, including the very real and frightening risk of a ruptured appendix.
Once again, our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the Clinical and Support staff at both the Centro Salud Puerto de Mazarrón and at Hospital General Universitario Santa Lucía.
Posted on the Pegunas y Mas Facebook group on 4th March 2022 - Names have been redacted
A huge thank you to FAST who assisted our neighbours yesterday, and special thanks to the Responder.
Email to FAST Received 7th March 2022 - Names have been redacted
Addressed to the FAST Web Admin
At the end of October 2021, I needed the assistance of FAST at 2am, when my husband was having chest pains.
I had already dialled 112 and the paramedics were on their way, but as I didn't know how long it would take for them to get here, I felt I needed the support of FAST.
The Responders who attended quickly took control of the situation and liaised with the paramedics when they arrived. After the paramedics had left, having decided that my husbanded needed to go to hospital, the FAST Responders remained with us until the ambulance arrived, keeping us calm and focused.
In the following days, not only did they keep in touch with me to check on my husband's health, but also checking that I was okay.
My husband had suffered a heart attack and has thankfully made a full recovery after a week in hospital, but FAST will never know just how grateful we were for their assistance that night.
It was a scary time and I will remain indebted to them for their support.
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