A few weeks ago I had my biggest flare yet ( sle ) finally got well enough to return to work, less than a week later got the most horrific abdominal pains...the pain put me doubled up on my bedroom floor with my partner feeling rather scared. The pain wouldn't ease so called the ambulance, to cut a long story short I'm now home diagnosed will gall stones and need my gall bladder out... Which brings me to my concern... Although it's a small operation will it kick off a flare? In hospital they weren't aware off how lupus can affect someone and they gave me minimal meds refused to give me sleeping tablets...I didn't sleep for two nights/days and was in agony... That said when I got home I took my prescription meds and slept for 12 hours! How do I make sure I get the meds I need during any future stays in hospital?
As it is with the pain from the gall stones and the break in my usual meds has sent me backwards and I'm back off work again ( being self employed this isn't good for me at all)
Feeling quite vulnerable and worried...any ideas/ advice welcome X