"Removal of Gallbladder "
About: Medway Maritime Hospital / General surgery Medway Maritime Hospital General surgery ME7 5NY
Posted by Nicky1981 (as ),
The wait on the day if surgury for Removal of Gallbladder was extremely long. I was told to arrive at 7am but didn't go to theatre until 4pm. There was a massive Lack of communication. I was repeatedly told my surgery had complications but no one could tell me what they were which was anxiety provoking.
The staff on the Sunderland ward were polite and kind but there were not enough of them. I ended up vomiting twice and passing out the day after my surgery because they were 'too busy' to give me a bladder scan, despite suspecting I couldn't pass urine.
The pain was excruciating and the staff had absolutely no idea how to respond to me, they simply observed my distress. Finally on Tuesday I was sent home but I received absolutely no post op advise. In fact I was told I had dissolvable stitches and then discovered when I removed the dressings I had staples! I have no idea why I have staples when there are other less aggressive options available. I'm extremely distressed by it!