As you can guess – yes I drove 20 odd miles ( each way) to be told
“Go and get a second opinion from your GP”
Contact GP surgery and they didn’t ask a million questions they offered me an appointment with the paramedic that afternoon.
The paramedic was lovely and sent me straight to hospital for surgical evaluation.
It only took 43 days (I Think!!)
Here is how that went:
Arrive A&E 15:00
Rang GP as faxed letter was not through
Got to SDMU (Surgical Decision Making Unit) about 15:45 after getting through to GP and A&E sending me straight up 😦
Bloods after seeing junior doc 19:00
19:45 – two paracetamol
21:00 got a trolley
23.05 tramadol and observations
03:45 oromorph and anti sickness
08:05 seen surgical team await scan NBM
13:00 paracetamol and anti sickness
Injection in belly for clotting
Now waiting for the Senior Review (17:10)
After a long 41 days, Out of Hours visits, GP visits, nurse visits and calls to NHS Direct I am still in pain.
GP now saying Chronic Appendicitis, but my two blood tests done a week and two weeks before don’t show WBC elevation and I am not actively vomiting so they don’t suggest Hospital!! Really!!!!
I am in pain and fed up and my pain today is at a high but yet rang GP too late for an appointment so now I have to debate whether to go to the Out of Hours again – about 20 miles away (not allowed at the hospital 10 miles away as a different boundary)
Do I put up with worsening pain all night in the hope the GP will see me tomorrow? Or drive yet again to the Out of Hours Service?
To be continued….
There’s me sat at work on a call and along comes some chest pain…. Gave it a few minutes and it was still there, end of shift got home and it went overnight.
Next shift I just didn’t feel right, barely got out of bed that morning and I went home after an hour at work. It was a Saturday, so got in touch with the Out of hours service, and obviously went to see them.
DIAGNOSIS : Possible kidney infection, and infection within the chest as I had a cough and phlegm production.
The following week involved 3 further visits to Out of Hours. By this point my pain was under the ribs on my right hand side towards the belly button. Doctors telling me: my urinary system is fine, no infection , probably my ovaries (just because I have PCOS) but pain wise they can give me Codeine, even though they had been told I cannot have codeine, so here is some Tramadol, and the third visit to be told it is the muscle running from my ribs to hip is probably the cause of the pain. Follow up with GP ( The reason I revisited Out of Hours is because the GP on these three days had no appointments unless it was an ‘Emergency’.
GP follow Up
Pain is well and truly in Abdomen. Nausea is horrid and my body is either sleeping or curling up :(.
Safe to say I am fed up 😂
And after waiting for my appointment in the Doctors for over 1 HOUR!! With a young girl running around coughing I then was stuck in bed for 3 days on Tramadol in agony with what I can describe as the flu!!
To be Continued….
So if you read my previous post you would have seen that I have another blog, this blog is my business blog and is off to a slow start, however it will get more active as time goes on 😀
The link to my business blog is :
My business webpage is:
My business started with me buying a mascara from a friend, the company had changed their mascara and the old designs were being sold cheaper so I got one.
😍 I fell in love, did lots of research then signed up!! 😍
The rest is history!!
If you have any questions about my business, or you want product demonstrations or more information then let me know!!
I realise I have been missing in action for about 8 months.
I also realised I may not have many followers but I have a few important followers and writing a blog was an aim I want to keep! It also keep me sane 😛
NEW UPDATE TO BLOG
I have gone through my old posts and updated them with my name : I was remaining anonymous, however I realise that I must be true to myself and allow others to read the blog of a real person, not a false name!
So this is me 👇🏼
My name is Stacie-Mai 😀
Although I do currently have BLUE HAIR !!
In the past 8 months (or so) a lot has changed:
🏠 We have moved house
🏥👉🏼📞🚑 I have a new job
💋💄 I run my own business (be prepared for the post regarding this)
📝 I have another blog – About my business
⚖ Finances have improved greatly
As always my weight has been an issue, up and down, but my best achievement has to be the 50 INCHES from all over my body I have lost. I feel that an achievement in itself!!