"Good that I've feeling better now !"

About: St Thomas' Hospital (London)

I will just share my experience long story short :) Not long ago I was having some pain in my right lower back after some effort made either at gym or judo class. I thought it might be some muscular pain from not stretching properly or just soreness. One week passed and I kept having main in the same region, making my whole upper body very weak. Then I decided that is not normal for a muscle to behave like that and overpower my whole upper body, and went to my GP. After several minutes of overtime in regard to my appointment I finally entered. He asked me some questions and checked if it hurts on touching in that area and concluded that it's muscular. I said to him to consider the fact that it might be kidney stones... Of course my advice was not taken in consideration and he prescribed me Naproxen 500mg. Nothing changed much, I thought that it needs time to heal. In 3 May, Saturday I had a kidney attack I guess that's what you call it. Tremors, fever, getting very cold (around 35 degrees Celsius), huge pain in abdominal area and lower back. I need to thank first of all the emergency team which arrived asap to my home and brought me to the hospital. Second I need to thank all the staff that took extremely good care of me in the Hospital. So, they made a film ...concluded I have a 3mm stone in my kidney. After I was well enough to leave, they prescribed me Paracetamol, some dilatation pills and some strong painkillers if the pain comes back. For now I'm waiting to receive some papers which I'll have to take for my next film to see If I still have the stone...and so on. Still in the process of getting well ! To conclude, as bad as the experience was for me in regard to pain, as amazed I was in the quality of healthcare of this hospital. "How come GP's are so primitive, and hospital staff so futuristic ?"

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Response from St Thomas' Hospital

Thank you for telling us about your experience in A&E. It is good to get feedback that reflects the hard work and dedication of your staff and your kind comments have been shared with the staff on A&E. I wish you well in your continued recovery.

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