I’m writing this from my hospital bed feeling rather sorry for myself. I had the scan on my neck done and the started to suffer with severe abdominal pain. My GP couldn’t see me so called instead after describing what was happening he then told me to go to a walk-in centre after a three hour wait I was examined and sent to the local surgical ward. Here I’ve been prodded poked scanned etc...I apparently have gallstones and need my gallbladder removing. I was also told the lump on my neck, blurry vision and thyriod antibodies indicate Graves’ disease but that GP will deal with the latter. Over the next six days I was given copious amounts of pain relief which barely took the edge off. I’m now being told that the operation is not an emergency and that I will be seen as an outpatient for it in the next month or so and in the mean time I could go home.
I argued this in terms of high CPR and pain relief not working - so I’m now being treated only for pain relief and there seems to be nothing I can do about getting the op sooner. Does anyone have any suggestions?