When I was discharged I was told to book appointments with the nurse to remove the stitches and with my GP to review my medication. Ideally these could be consecutive appointments. The chances of doing this at my practice are around nil and I had the stitches removed a few days ago – all healing nicely.
In the timescales I was unable to get an appointment with my GP so accepted one with one of the practice’s newer GPs. To be honest I was impressed. Everything was checked from my weight thro BP (111/57) and pulse (63) to the still slight oedema. Because of the large changes in my medication and because I had had the huge weight gain and electrolyte imbalance they decided to run a set of blood tests including liver function, kidney function and U&Es. I am doing this at the end of the week with another review 10 days on.
Overall it was all very positive. I was assured that there was nothing untoward about my ongoing tiredness at this stage particularly as I had been in theatre for over eight hours!
It was the most positive part of yesterday as otherwise the heat affected me (posted separately) and I got a dose of unrelated stress in the evening. It was not something I felt with dealing with for a few weeks and in reality, does not need doing so!