On the 17 June I had my gallbladder removed key hole all went well till late afternoon and my wound started to bleed ,I was taken back to theatre from HDU at 11 pm second op I was opened up wash outs given my liver was bleeding it was very cirrosed , I was given 4 units of blood, back to HDU and one to one nursing , but I just got worse bleeding didn't stop I was taken back to theatre at 6 am on the 18 for third operation , I was given more blood ,blood products medication to stop bleeding , they put lines into my neck so they had 5 to give blood drugs etc. my family were informed I was very ill, I only remember before the 3 op I could not breath. I was moved up to intensive care ventilated my husband was unable to visit as disabled our daughter sat with me except when they worked with me, more blood given as hb was 35 instead of 135 . After 12 hours the ventilation was removed and I began to fight, I remember people talking and seeing bright lights ,my daughter saying don't die muma bear, I was then moved to a surgical ward as no HDU beds , but the night staff were wonderful they worked the five lines gave pain relieve ,antibiotics ,fluids I had 4 bags of platelets, but I have to say a big thank you to all the doctors nurses at Dumfries royal infirmary Scotland, thank you I'm glad to be alive. I've been told I don't need urso any more so that's 4 less pills daily, I got home 1 week after 3 operation I worked hard with the physio daily so happy glad to be home with my fur baby Ruby caviller King Charles and my husband, our daughter was fantastic she was so strong looked after me and dad . We have a great nhs .
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