Ok ladies I need to rant, vent and seek advice from you all!
This morning I drove to work at 6:45am. By 7:10am I was in agony in my left hand side, similar to stitch but a larger area and pain 10 x worse! For info, the last scan I had showed a 10cm cyst on my "RIGHT" ovary. So my boss called am ambulance as by 8:00am the pain hadn't subsided and I could barely walk. The ambulance service didn't arrive as they 'forgot about me'.... Seriously you can't make this stuff up!
So when my boss called them to chase, I'd started to feel a little better and the pain subsided. The ambulance service told me to go to my GP ASAP, which I did. GP saw me and was very concerned after examining my stomach and realising that I'm severely tender. At this point, it feels like my insides have been in a fight....
So GP sends me to A&E with a letter and clear instructions for the gyne/Dr at the hospital. When I get there I'm sent from A&E to EPU. This I expected as much. After waiting over half an hour in pain, I get to see this male Nigerian Gynecologist, who had such a strong accent I couldn't understand him! He didn't even know why i was there, and obviously didn't read my notes before I walked in. without even examining me, taking blood, or asking me any questions, he told me to go home and take paracetamol for the 'excruciating' pain.... WTF!
He then started talking about my "right" ovarian cyst which he read on my notes as he'd clearly finished talking about my left side. Then he proceeded to tell me I need to make a decision as to whether I have an operation to remove the right cyst which could mean i miscarry! Then he asked "How important is this pregnancy"....!!!!!!! Honestly, am I awake hearing this! Who is this man?!
Not at any point did he examine me, offer me a scan or ask if I was ok.....
I then told him to hold up, why are you talking about my right side, it's my left side thats in agony and why i am here... "I want a scan to see what the fcuk is going on, on my LEFT side".... So he says "Oh well we can't just get you a scan, we'll have to book one for in the week... In the week he tells me??!!! This is A&E!! EMERGENCY!!! I'm in agony here and not knowing whether my unborn child of 8 weeks is alive or whether my insides are ok!
So I demanded to see another Gynecologist, as this guy clearly had no idea or care about me, my baby or the appointment! She then came in, and told me she's booked me a scan for the next day but couldn't tell me the time, and someone would call me tomorrow to let me know... What?! So on my way out, i swang by the Scans department, and NO appointment had been booked for me at all.... I literally broke down in tears! THe sonographer was passing and said he'd fit me in no problen, as he had spaces ALL AFTERNOON!!! I am livid by this point, being pushed from pillar to post...
So, during the scan, the sonographer tells me there is no cyst on my right ovary, however there is a very large 10cm cyst on my LEFT... Hoooray, so obviously this was what the pain had been! However, the person who did my previous scan two weeks ago at EPU had got my notes wrong! After the scan the guy gave me the report and i am reluctant to go back to that darn EPU....
Who else can i talk to about my options?! What are my options?!
I can't contnue with this pain, also what damage is the ovary doing?!
If i have the operation, what is the likelyhood ill miscarry? Do i need the operation or will it go on it's own?!
Anyone else experienced something similar?
ARGH!!!! Sorry for ranting!