About: Bristol Royal Infirmary Bristol Royal Infirmary Bristol BS2 8HW
Posted by The42ndDoctor
I was taken into hospital this morning, because my fiancée was worried I had taken too much morphine accidentally. In a nutshell, I suffer from Bronchectisis, have done since birth. Recently because of the constant pain and continual admissions to hospital with pneumonia and infections, I have been offered surgery to remove a lobe and parts of the lungs that are the problem. This surgery was due to be done three days ago. However, after waiting all day with nothing to eat or drink, I was told at half three in the afternoon, sorry your operation is cancelled. So because of that cancelation, I have to endure more pain and last night I had enough. I took my morphine, as much as I could. Plus my Zomorph tablets. Just to try and get some rest. It didn't work. My fiancée being worried, called an ambulance because of the amount I had taken. The paramedics were brilliant, but the doctor at a&e was totally useless. The doctor knew nothing of respiratory disease. Knew nothing of the operation I was to have and even asked what Bronchectisis was. Anyway, the doctor arranged some blood tests and despite my sats levels being 88-89, despite the pain levels and obvious infection, they told me to go home with oral antibiotics which don't do the blindest bit of good, as anyone who has Bronchectisis will tell you. Has to be intravenous antibiotics. It's okay, I shall probably suffer from pneumonia again in a day or two. Something that could have been avoided. If that happens, that so called doctor better be ready for court action. All in all, I just hope that the surgery im due to have ( unless it gets cancelled again ) goes much smoother than the recent fiasco. Because all of this doesn't give me much confidence in their surgeons.