Last Monday I rang 999 and I got taken into A&E. Lower abdominal pain with vomiting. The pain was excruciating I couldn’t speak and was writhing around on the floor. Blood tests came back fine. No examinations and got sent home straight away with ‘IBS’.
Tuesday and no better, pain was the same so went back and was admitted. Scan showed a simple 2cm ovarian cyst but nothing else. Sent me home straight after with morphine?!?!
Friday I couldnt cope anymore and got an emergency GP appointment. He took one look at me and sent a letter to A&E and sent me back to hospital. They discharged me straight away stating ‘there’s nothing we can do for you’
I wasn’t giving up. Sunday I went to a neighbouring hospital who got me seen straight away in A&E. Spent 15 hours in the EMCU and was transferred by taxi to the sister hospital on the gynae ward. Another ultrasound and TV showed the same- a 2cm cyst but they said they couldn’t tell whether it was simple or not.
By this point I hadn’t eaten anything since Monday.
They said ‘we don’t want to operate without your notes, as we don’t know what we’re dealing with’ (I previously have had a laparoscopy that converted into a laparotomy with a large endometrioma twisted around my Fallopian tube) I still don’t know why it was turned into a laparotomy I’m convinced they did something bad and have lied on the discharge notes saying ‘no complications’ and not even mentioning the removal of my tube!!! They also said ‘what happened to make it a laparotomy which organ did they perforate for that to happen?’ They are definitely covering something up!
Anyway got a bit off track there- the neighboring hospital basically offered me surgery but gave me loads of reason not and said if you’re no better in a week you can come back and we’ll scan you again and we ‘ll request your notes from chesterfield hospital.
No notes came. Chesterfield are either refusing to send my notes or are hiding something! They (for good reasons) can’t operate without them.
So right now I’m at home in bed debating whether to ring the ward up as my husband says i’ll Still be in the same pain but bored in hospital.
I also have a private consultation with an endo specialist on Tuesday (if I don’t have my lap by then) so I’m hoping to get things moving that way too.
Thanks for listening to me ramble an if you have any advice for me I’d greatly appreciate it.
NB once I am better I am putting in a complaint to PALS about the way chesterfield hospital have treated me and the lack of communication between the two hospitals resulting in my lap being stalled. This will be the second time I’ve had to contact PAlS about this hospital and the last time resulted in a locum being struck off because I was treated so badly!