phew just got released. I was rushed into hosptal yet again!

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Forum topic by SCOTSMAN posted 01-01-2015 08:38 PM 907 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-01-2015 08:38 PM

I have been taken speedily by ambulance over on the ferry to be checked out by a large hospital on the other side of the water from our local hospital.Basically I developed very, (and I mean) very strong pains in my back midriff and side,It beacame almost unbearable and I was left on my couch groaning in agony.After telephoning my local doctor and not having him able to call me back as they were very busy they asked me to go to our local hospital and book into the casualty dept.There I spent another few hours in absolute agony groaning all the time as it was so very painful.They eventually come to me around three o’clock at the begining of the week and after looking me over sent as said me to inverclyde hospitalwithout any pain relief.I was lying there in agony without any pain killers for a long time .Eventually I saw a you nice middle eastern Saudi I believe
he looked me over and examined me eventually gave me two morphine shots at 10.15,in the evening first pain relief all day
i e at leasat 24 hours .Anyway I know they can’t go doing this without proper investigation soI was treated well and am not complaining and so I just got on with it.I was really annoyed when a young nurse asked me not to moan so much I told her I wasn’t able to stop as the pain was so bad.On a one to ten scale I was showing a constant ten what can you do? Eventually after a night of morphine in jections every four hours It calmed down and I slept a bit it had come down then to a recorded eight on the pain scale,I am not sure how it works but that is what they said,
After multiple tests first with ultra sound the could not get a clear enough picture as I am somewhat over weight they suggested. So they were really all very good and exeptinally kind to me,I was ,as I had a canulla inserted, then given a cat-scan.The consultant gave beforehand a feel over and when he pressed on my gall bladder I nearly went through the roof.He said since I had, a while back had internal bleeding a accute pancreatitus It might be related to this, as a re-occuring problem, anyway the catscan showed no stones but they have found very swollen and inflamed both the lymph nodes and gall bladder and since they only do those operations on a wdnesday I was already too late even if there where stones to remove,but they sent me home.Lucku as first he said the could not send me home and let me morphine myself until I pointed out I have been taking morphine everyday for fifteen years anyway so they let me out.Incidently thay told me in I took normalparacetomol with the morphine it would enhance the power of the morphine by thirty three percent. I never knew that” and really want to eventually just take the morphine without paracetomol as it makes you just sleep all day and night. and I managed to get a hospital taxi as I had left home without money which they paid and when I got onto the ferry which I have used for the last thirty years they let me on free and a kind gentleman telephoned as I have no mobile telephone Bronwen and she came to the ferry to pick me up.One of the men on the ferry since I as unsteady on my feet with the morphine asked to police officers to take down the ramp of the ferry in cas I fell over.They were very winderful and none of them could do enough for me.I was glad to get into my own house as I was worried also about Bron as she is alsoon a bad way with her lungs and back and is unsteady on her feet.I am home at last and I wanted to take my time to write this and thank you ALL for your friendship and kindness over the years God bless and have a great new year, Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 01-01-2015 09:01 PM

What are we gonna do with you? Can’t have you being in pain for sure. The morphine can stop the pain for a while, but ya can’t live with that stuff forever.
Best wishes, and keep us posted.


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#2 posted 01-01-2015 09:02 PM

Hey, Cowboy up! Actually don’t, let the docs do what they need to do and get better.
When I went in the last time I didn’t feel anything, and that worried them. Not me though. It seems that the opposite of a heart attack is having the heart stop. That is what happened to me, multiple times.

You keep getting better and we’ll keep pulling for ya. You may not know it but a lot of us look up to you.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#3 posted 01-01-2015 09:20 PM

Dang Alister! That is NOT the way to start out the New Year. Glad you’re feeling better and hope they get to the bottom of your problem so they can do a more definative ‘fix’.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 01-01-2015 10:27 PM

I suffered from gall stones for over 6 months. In the beginning of all this I’d get sharp pains just below my rib cage that would last up about 5 or 10 minutes. I’d got these pains once a week or couple of weeks. On a scale of 10, the pains were a 5. I blew them off as indigestion. Well the last time I suffered these pains it was intense. On a scale of 10, they were a 10. I was admitted to the ER. I went in for laparoscopic surgery. Once they made the first incision, the gall bladder burst, which now laparoscopic surgery wasn’t going to work without another but much larger incision to remove it…...Long story short….when your body tells you something is wrong, don’t put it off.
Get better soon

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 01-01-2015 10:43 PM

Hey Scotty, aren’t you getting tired of going to hospitals?! :) (kidding… I KNOW you are)

Hope they fix you good this time so you can enjoy life a little better…

Thanks for the update… a hell of a way to start the year!

You’re in our prayers… So, get WELL FAST… OK?


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 01-01-2015 10:45 PM

Wow! Sorry to hear about all that pain, Alistair. I hope everything gets better soon.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 01-01-2015 11:34 PM

It sounds like the hospital needs to learn to be more aware of pain issues. I can honestly say they treat you well in U.S. hospitals. Do you have socialized medicine in Scotland? I have pain in my spine that sometimes registers 10 on the pain scale. Morphine has been the drug of choice while in the hospital, but when at home, I rely on codeine and other pain meds. It’s no fun. I hope you get well soon.

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#8 posted 01-10-2015 01:58 PM

Hope this improves, hopefully with an op’ if necessary. Don’t you just love the NHS though.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#9 posted 01-10-2015 03:45 PM

Sorry to hear of your pain, Alistair. I hope by the time you read this you are feeling better.

-- Mel,

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#10 posted 01-10-2015 03:49 PM

Take care and get well soon. Feeling bad is no good and we are all pullin for you.

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#11 posted 01-10-2015 10:46 PM

Read this in my email when you posted, Alistair. You and Bronwen have been in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry the young nurse was not more compassionate. Hopefully she will learn. Hang in there. Glad you were able to come home fairly quickly.

-- God bless, Candy

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