"Feeling very alone."
About: Good Hope Hospital / General medicine Good Hope Hospital General medicine Sutton Coldfield B75 7RR
Posted by PeterS (as ),
I went for an Endoscopy on in the morning after suffering severe stomach cramp and losing blood. The treatment I received was really good and the nurses could not have been better, they were great. I was told that I needed a CT scan by the doctor as my case seemed serious. I had the scan on the same day but had to wait nearly 6 hours which I did. I left the hospital around an hour after that. From that time until now 4.5 days later, I have heard nothing. I have attempted to make contact to get an update on what's happening with MY LIFE! I have had very little sleep since the day of my scan fearing the worst. I did call the Endoscopy nurse the day after the scan where all I could do was leave a message. I was then and still am in pain and losing blood. Yes, I am scared and feel that this "cold process" of leaving someone in this position is not right.
I even left a voice message 2 days after my scan with the doctor who carried out the Endoscopy on a direct line for a call back to me but nothing has come back whatsoever. I was told by the doctor and the nurse that I called on Tuesday, that my biopsies would be rushed back, hopefully to allow the consultants to discuss my case at the Friday morning meeting that they hold. However, I was warned that if they were not received by Friday then I would have to wait until next Friday. I do appreciate that these things take time and that the staff are very busy but just waiting and being told nothing is a very lonely place to be. I should know if my case is being discussed this Friday and not have to chase for answers. I will sit here now until 8; 30am and see who I can call, but alas I have no number and no one to speak too in my time of need. I will be honest I don't want someone telling me you will have to be patient as that will not help me sleep, I need to know quickly what the next steps are because what's inside me is spreading whilst my life is put on hold.