About: Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital Norwich NR4 7UY
Posted by David Blaxill
I was admitted early December after being taken to A&E with stomach pains. What I suspected to be gastroenteritis eventually turned out to be a burst appendix - an extremely nasty thing to have and potentially life threatening. Once the CT scan confirmed this, I was told that I needed emergency surgery, and the faster the better. I duly consented and was in theatre within a couple of hours.
Three weeks on and I am well on the road to recovery - two days ago I got back behind the wheel of the car and this morning I managed to walk a mile.
I should like to thank everyone at the N&N, from the ambulance paramedics, the doctors and staff in A&E, the theatre team who performed my operation, my consultant, and the staff on Dilham ward. Everybody was thorough and professional, and I know I couldn't have been in better hands.
When the N&N was called on to deliver, it gave me 100%