I woke up after prolapse surgery in agony. I was told the operation was successful with no problems at all. It was as if they couldn't hear what I was saying. I'd had two children and a miscarriage but this was worse than any pain I'd endured in my life. The pain was endless and all I was offered was paracetamol. I didn't want to leave the hospital until they had sorted my pain out but they insisted. They told my husband that the pain I was in was quite normal. Because of the surgeon denying any problem, it took me over a year to get anyone to listen to me. I was suicidal but for my young son I didn't want to face another day. This surgeon totally ruined my life and my marriage. I know a surgeon would not have joined this profession if he didn't want to help people but sometimes things do go wrong and in my case it could have been reversed if done within 2 weeks, if only he'd listened to me. I went back 3 times to see him, each time I was polite and begged him to end this pain. He said there was nothing wrong and it must be something else and walked out of the room!
I hope there will be surgeons out there reading this, if so, please acknowledge a patients pain. How would you feel if it was someone you loved was in agony after surgery and even a year later. I have been given some faith back with the doctors that are trying to help me, unfortunately it is too late to reverse this operation. My life is over, that surgeon might just have well cut my throat.