Removed Gall Bladder

Hi Guys I havent posted on here for a while so I thought I would let you know I had the gall bladder removed 2nd July

after waiting for 2 years due to oneexcuse after another from the surgeon, who I will be glad to see the back of on 28th July. It was very enlaged and should have been taken out 18 months ago , they had to reverse the anaestic as I had a reaction to it they put a drain in to me and kept me in 24 hours after keyhole surgery. The worst part is that they did not tell me anything which made the whole experience very frightening because it was my 1st operation and I do not have a great deal of faith in the N H S after everything they have put me and m dear late mum through I do believe that Coventry NHS is apalling for their total lack of communication with patients and families, the worst of it all they blame the patients instead of reading the medical records correctly. So nothing changes in that area ever no wonder the NHS ends up paying large compensations, even then they do not learn by their mistakes. Having been a congenital hypothyroid patient all my life they still seem to ask the stupidist of questions like how long have you had your thyroid condition when the answer is staring them right in the face (Medical Records) from birth you idiot ! or can't you read and why is that when they keep you in hospital the staff on the wards will not give you your prescribed meds with a doctor doing a new prescription for that stay even when it essential medication. The whole of the experience was a farce when the NHS is shouting for mor cash they are wasting it on their own stupidity, Rant Over.

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  • I think it is awful. Thyroid conditions warrant extra care during anaesthetic and it does look as if it was negligence on their part, especially since your been hypo all your life.

    I wish you a speedy recovery now.

  • Thanks Shaws It seems that what ever condition you have you are treated like freaks, however they do not get away with it with me because I put them in place especially hypocritical doctors, When I was diagnosed with the gall bladder the surgeon visited me on the ward and told me that he would not operate at that point as I was very unwell well with pneumonia also . So I asked him when was he likely to operate but he started to walk away which anggered me to the point I raised my voice and told him how rude and ignorant he was the other patients sat and applauded me for it the surgeon turned came back and said I see I am going to have trouble with you my reply was well if you answered my question instead of walking away I would not have to raise my voice in order to be heard, also remember this it is us patients that keep you in work.

  • You must have gone straight to No.1 in the popularity stakes.

  • Even the nurses were shocked considering how unwell I was the main sister on the ward came and put her arms round me and said it was about time he was put in his place the other patients were congratulating me and said where the hell did that come from. and said I had more backbone they they did.

    My reply was I just dont take the ---- as I was at that point still an NHS employee and I did the same for my mum last year especially when they tried to discharge her with her 5th bout of pneumonia caught while she was in hospital. I even took the wheelchair services on and won

  • Trina, you have had awful experiences, especially being an NHS employee yourself.

    Once-upon-a-time to work in the NHS was a caring/professional organisation. Now it sometimes appears to be only a 'Career' not a 'carer'.

    Congratulations on getting things done but we shouldn't have to

  • Hi Shaws

    I know and now I am recovering I have every intention to make a bit of noise about my experience starting with my local MP who has sent me an e-mail in the past few hours.

    It needs to be pointed oted out that the NHS are wasting alot of valuable money and time when it should be making improvements. I am not interested in their excuses for extremely poor communication skills and I certainly will not be taking any prisoners. she will be told of the poor quality of care from overpaid irresponsible doctors at our Hospital and the fact that they tell lies to cover up each others errors.

    Mum broke her right ankle 7 dec 2011 in 2 places however only 1 was treated the other was not even x-rayed thats why she became disabled and incontinentand had 6 bots of pneumonia the last one that ultimatel cost her life, on top of that the care home doctor was not checking her bloods for the change's to her borderline diabetes another contributory factor for the neglect of a vulnerable adult.

    When mum fell on my sibling 6 Aug 2012 she was not able to walk with both feet flat in the ground and it is due to doctor that treated mum's broken ankle, he told her she was obese and lazy in the March of 2012 instead of re-xraying her foot to find out the reason why she was not walking on it properly Clinical neglect I have seen the x-rays that were taken after the fall and I along with a nurse on the fracture unit saw the broken tibia/ankle joint x-ray from 6th Aug 2012 that was an existing break confirmed by th A+E doctor that was looking after mum.

    So you see Shaws I have also got to deal with all this and put an end to poor quality care along with all this I have to keep going back for my own health checks so I decided to make notes of everything that went on with mums care which was so apalling.

    When mum died in January I made a silent oath that I would deal with it and try hard to get that damn hospital punished in any way I can so it is not just for myself but for the memory a my dear sweet mum I have to do it

  • Hi Trina

    I am so sorry that your Mum died and with dire care and aftercare.

    You've done all you can and have had a big burden to bear. It is all the more difficult when it is caused I think the word is called:

    iatrogenic

    which is /iat·ro·gen·ic/ (i-ă´tro-jen´ik) resulting from the activity of physicians; said of any adverse condition in a patient resulting from treatment by a physician or surgeon.

    I hope you get well yourself soon.

  • Trina

    Thanks Shaws It seems that what ever condition you have you are treated like freaks, however they do not get away with it with me because I put them in place especially hypocritical doctors, When I was diagnosed with the gall bladder the surgeon visited me on the ward and told me that he would not operate at that point as I was very unwell well with pneumonia also . So I asked him when was he likely to operate but he started to walk away which anggered me to the point I raised my voice and told him how rude and ignorant he was the other patients sat and applauded me for it the surgeon turned came back and said I see I am going to have trouble with you my reply was well if you answered my question instead of walking away I would not have to raise my voice in order to be heard, also remember this it is us patients that keep you in work.

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