My mum has been in a wonderful care home since last August. She suffered a TIA about four weeks ago, which was very frightening not only to her but us as well. She recovered. Then at the end of last week she had what we thought was another one, but was told by the doc that it was a stroke this time. Dad and I didn't think she'd pull through and even warned my brother (who lives a fair distance away) to expect the worse. We couldn't believe it when I phoned Saturday to be told she had recovered and was even walking about and talking. This is all so cruel. How many more TIA's or Strokes will she and us have to go through. The reason I am so angry though is because today mum's arthritis flared up really bad. Her right hand was so painful, she would get very distressed if you went anywhere near it. The home phoned the local doctors surgery, which is a couple of streets away, and requested a doctor come out asap. They were told the doctors wouldn't come out for this. I am absolutely disgusted that my mum has to go to the surgery for anything, as this frightens and stresses her, but considering she only had a stroke a few days ago, I think it is so out of order. I bet if it was the doctors mum he wouldn't stand for it.