Dad who is 'slowly-dying' blasts 12 GPs who dismissed his symptoms as 'bad back pain'
19.11.2023 - 16:45
A dad who is ‘slowly-dying’ has hit out after 12 doctors blamed his ill health on a bad back. Ron Carnall claims he was fobbed off for years after medics told him his symptoms were a result of degenerative discs.
The 58-year-old, from Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, said special injections did nothing to take away the pain he was experiencing. But after he began to lose sensation in his legs and discovered unusual marks on them, he returned to the doctor's surgery and begged for help.
The dad-of-one claims he was only diagnosed with untreated diabetes after a district nurse treated his legs, Stoke-on-TrentLive reports. Medical tests later revealed Ron also has a blocked aorta and he would not survive an operation or amputation.
The dad-of-one said: "A few years back I had pain in my back that had been getting worse. I went to see my doctor at Weston Coyney Medical Practice, at Meir Primary Care Centre. I had a scan and it was discovered I had degenerative discs in my back causing severe pain.
"I had injections in my back to see if it would help the pain, which they didn't. Eventually I saw a consultant who said there was nothing else to do and to go home. That kicked me in the teeth."
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Ron says he later returned to the surgery with 'trouble with my legs'. He added: "My legs would sometimes go numb from above the waist to my feet, then I would drop to the floor. They put it down to my back, and I said that it wasn't that. I could only walk so far.
"I kept seeing different doctors. I have seen 12 different doctors. The only thing I didn't do was get on my hands and knees and beg. They kept on saying it was my back." Ron says he
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