"Had decompression and vp shunt in"

About: Royal Stoke University Hospital

I was not well. I've had a bad head and had to go here for a decompression operation. I left hospital after 4 days to go home to recover. After 5 days I went off my feet and feeling sick and could not eat. My local doctor said give it time. After more suffering I went A E who sent me home with more tramadol pills that were not working. Now I was in really bad pain, so bad that I struggling to move. I had to go back to A E this time I had a young jounior doctor who was really good and did loads of little tests. I was sent to have CT scan, and then they spotted the problem I was having, and then sent me to a ward. A week of tests but I was still in pain, then I had a 2nd operation to put a VP shunt in. Now I can walk again and go to the gym.The staff on the ward and all the doctors that looked after me were great and a great thanks to the doctor at A E for the CT scan, hard to say about the pain but they could see all the problem on the scan. People complain about the food and NHS service but I got 1st class service what is the to complain about I am off the pain killers (22 pills a day)and had non for over 1 year and I can walk again thanks. If I have any problems I know they will look after me and I know I will be seeing them in the future, but not to soon I hope.

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Response from University Hospitals of North Midlands

Dear 'Anonymous'

Many thanks for your feedback, we always strive to provide the highest possible service and care to our patients and to hear your experience was positive is something that we are very happy to hear.

Best wishes