Of course he wanted to know the history, and I gave it to him as I have given it to you, just with a bit more detail. When I had finished he turned to me and said, "You have gall bladder problems. I want an Ultra Sound to see what is wrong." This amazed me, but within a week his diagnosis was confirmed, although it was not clear what the problem was. Yes, there was an 'immovable' object in my gall bladder, but no indication as to what it might be.
Although my GP assured me that the chest pain and the gall bladder would not be the same problem, I followed the advise of the acupuncture doctor and went to the hospital. They ordered the MRI which had been suggested after the Ultra Sound, and realised that there was a cause of trouble that had to be removed.
All necessary appointments and preparation was followed, and less than three months after diagnosis I have had my gall bladder removed. That is why I am sitting here in a lot of pain, happy that it is only the pain of the four small wounds needed to remove the rogue organ. There is a future without pain and with the ability to walk, laying ahead. Not sure yet why the gall bladder kept causing the pain, but that will come after relevant tests in pathology.
I have questions. Over 13 years, consulting doctors and specialists in three countries, why was there always the fixation with my heart? Why was there no-one in all those cardiac departments who was able to look a little further and see what the problem might be? I think that I should have been more assertive and get them to look further than just my heart.
I have certainly learned my lesson. I put it out here for you too. If you know there is something wrong and it can't be found by the obvious methods, maybe it is time to ask for the more unusual to be investigated.