"My husband's bowel surgery problems at RDGH"
Posted by LL (as ),
My husband went into B4 for keyhole surgery to remove a polyp (which after a 2 week wait was told it was cancerous), told a 4 day stay.
Four week later 2 stone lighter was sent home with a colostomy (probably permanent) operated on twice by consultant, second time gave him an ileostomy, third time (different surgeon took over) gave him the colostomy, had pelvic abscess due to anastomotic leak, then had pseudomonas (urine infection).
Some nurses were marvelous, some indifferent, I wanted to formally complain but my husband said he could only cope with the situation if he thought it saved his life, while I thought otherwise.
He has been home 5 weeks now and has regained 1 stone & with help from the stoma nurse connected to the delivery firm (hospital stoma nurses were unable to do home visits) has begun to accept things, but I would not be able to recommend RDGH.