"Kidney stones and stents"

About: Kettering General Hospital

I have been having operations and treatment for kidney stones for over 2 years The first operation I hadwas on my left kidney which I had to have my first stent put in which made me urate pure blood for 6 weeks until my next operation last year just before Xmas

I had a operation when the surgeon said to me they found a hole in my Ureter so I had to go home with a Catheter which they said would be out in 10 days time but Ihad in for 6 weeks I got a bad infection from which aI could not work for 2 weeks . Last year the waiting department some how lost me in your system also I had very long delays to get treatment and the urology department have cancelled operations on me.Two weeks ago my operation was cancelled due to a emergency patient. This week the waiting team gave me the wrong time for my operation but I did manage to persuade the nursing staff to go through with my operation but the surgeon wanted a X_Ray first after the X_Ray the surgeon said I don't need a laser treatment operation as it is not worth the risk he suggested that I haveLithotripsy but he said unfortunately he could not do it today he said it could be a month before they do that treatment then I will have to wait longer to have the stent out which is causing me very severe pain and discomfort which is making me feeling very depressed at the moment I feel like ending my life as I can't cope with this pain any longer it keeps awake all the time all I want is to feel pain free

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Response from Kettering General Hospital

I am sorry to hear of the problems you have been experiencing at Kettering General Hospital. You comment has been discussed with the Surgery lead nurse and Oncology Nurse Specialist. Please contact our Patient Advise and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01536 493305, who will be able to assist you.

Amie Burrows Complaints Coordinator

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