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Unread 10-11-2005, 07:20 AM
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Thanks dear sisters I rang docs as I have had pains and fever through the night. First I rang family doc, who rang me back at the end his session which was by then nearly lunch time. He has sent me out two different kinds of anti biotics! (No tests carried out, but I think I may have some sort of infection- have a yukky discharge) So then I decided to call the hospital, as I knew my consultant does his surgeries there on Tuesdays. He called me back! He said that it wasn't uncommon to see stitches, but I honestly think he misheard/misunderstood and thought that it was on my pad. I think he was more relieved that he didn't have me to tend to today! Well I will see him on Friday. Whats up with some docs? For some, it's like their pride takes a knock if there are any complications post surgery, they take it so personal! But it makes us feel even worse
I have had very little sleep, my insides feel so bad and now I'v got diahorea to go with it. Sorry - I know I sound a wet cloth.
Thanks so much for you replies, dunno where I'd be without this site. This is not the first time it has saved my sanity!
Any thoughts of vacuuming have disappeared far away on the horizon now!
big s
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Unread 10-11-2005, 07:58 AM
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Auntie Sue:

I also wonder if he thought you had passed a stitch (onto undies or pad)? Hmmm, maybe his surgery schedule prevented him from seeing you? I hope he's not defensive or uncaring as that does make a patient feel so much worse!

I am glad your family doc was helpful, but I am a bit concerned that no one has had a look to see what is going on. Did the family doc say when you should expect to feel better after beginning the antibiotics? If you feel worse, please give another call and insist on being seen.

I am so sorry for all you are going thru and truly hope you are feeling better soon!!!

Unread 10-11-2005, 04:23 PM
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Thanks Michelle
Its the state of our health system in the UK! Don't believe all the hype how good it is, load of rubbish!
I have started the anti biotics, don't feel any better, haven't even eaten today. If there is an infection it should be easing tomorrow at least.
I don't think the consultant understood me, he didn't say anything about the lump. I got the feeling he was in a bit of a hurry!
Thanks for your help Michelle. I hope you are doing ok in your recovery s
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Unread 10-11-2005, 06:51 PM
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(((Sue))) I'm sorry you've been feeling worse. Hopefully, the antibiotics will start working soon. If things aren't better tomorrow, please, do consider dropping by either your surgeon's or family doctor's office.
Unread 10-12-2005, 03:59 AM
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Hi (((((((Dany))))))))))
thanks for your reply. I feel a little better this morning, have forced myself to eat a bit toast. It's not going nowhere, feel like it's gonna come back up. I can't cope with vomiting I have been sat on the loo for a good while trying for bm but can't manage. It's amazing how something that we took so much for granted (like going to the loo) can be an absolute nightmare.
You know, that consultant made me feel so insignificant. I'm not looking forward to seeing him Friday now. Okay, I know that it's just another day at work for them, but we are so dependent on them as they are the only ones who can It just makes us more vulnerable.
I have decided to rest as much as possible until Friday, and if it turns out that it's more serious, they are going to have some serious apologising to do!
Thanks so much,
big s
Unread 10-12-2005, 06:56 AM
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Oh my friend!
It sound like you are having a rough time! I am so sorry to hear you are going through all of this. Have you taken anything to "loosen" your stool? I didn't know if you had tried anything like that, or if you could even take anything! Please take care and as hard as it is REST!!! I will be thinking of you and praying things start looking up for you!!

Your friend in the US!!

P.S I agree, some MD's can be so insensitive!! I think some need to take a course on bedside manor!!!
Unread 10-12-2005, 08:39 AM
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I think too many physicians took their naps during the bedside manner classes in med school. Medical school admissions staff should screen for personality equally with intelligence. Knowledge is not enough, IMO. Without a true committment to patient well being, little good can be accomplished.

Keep us posted! We do care about you!!!
Unread 10-12-2005, 02:37 PM
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Thank you! s
It's really nice to think that someone really does care.
I think that those doctors are just not happy in their work. They are probably sick of the sight of it! I know I am over the past week!
I have been naughty I'm afraid. I had to manage all the kids cos DH had a meeting and I cooked a jambalaya (family fave) and nachos and washed up and stood for ages. I am so sore! I don't know what hurts least, and I am getting really sharp pains. And the bulge is even more sore too. It's my own fault I know. Not fun enough to mess up recovery, I know. I feel soooooooo guilty!
I managed to eat something but have now got really bad heartburn. My stomach is another thing that has not been normal since tah/bso.
Not long till Friday now!
Big s to all my dear US sisters
Unread 10-12-2005, 07:36 PM
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Oh ((((Sue))) What have you done to yourself, my ? Not only did you cook that jambalaya (sounds like a lot of work to me ) but you probably ate some of that rich, spicy food which couldn't have been very good for your poor, already upset stomach

Please, do rest up, while you can. Are you drinking enough water? Especially when drunk at room temperature, it can do wonders for your digestion.

Hopefully, your doctor will be in a better, listening mood, on Friday. Thankfully, he should have some answers for you.

Please, do take care.
Unread 10-13-2005, 04:48 AM
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Hi Sue
You need to take it easy girl. I hope that dr. can be a little more compassionate. I know exactly how you feel.I hope you feel better real soon. I got a uti after my surgery. Could this be what you have?
I saw my uro/gyn yesterday.It is almost like they don't hear you. He is always in such a hurry. I made him hear me though.I will see him next Thursday and will be discharged. I may still have a uti, so he did have the nurse empty my bladder, which had 400cc's still in it. They took a culture and it will be sent to a lab.
I am 4 weeks and he told me I didn't have to stick to the restrictions now. He said the incision wouldn't rip open at this point. He didn't even do a internal. At my pre op appt he said after the 6 weeks I would be able to lift anything.Doesn't sound right to me. I am going to stick to what my Gyn told me after he did my posterior repairs. He said I really should never lift over 40 pounds again.
I don't know how some of these specialist get such a good reputation! They need a refresher course in compassion and understanding and caring about the patients needs and concerns.
Let me know how you are doing.

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