Sorry but I need to have a moan 😢 feeling sorry for myself.
Saw my GP this morning and I’m being referred to Orthopaedic consultant re my right shoulder, he suspects I may need a replacement. Up until recently I’ve been able to deal with the prospect of surgery quite well (have had many, surgeries) but a very bad post op experience last year has left me terrified! Long story cut short - I was left overnight without anything like adequate pain relief, I was beside myself with the pain. The young doctor on duty was very unhelpful and I was told there was no-one senior for him to contact for advice. It was like a living nightmare and has left me really scared to have more surgery. (I made a formal complaint to NHS Grampian)
Has anyone been in the same situation and if so what measures did you take to ensure adequate post op pain relief? Thanks 🙏