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About: Royal Oldham Hospital / Accident and emergency Royal Oldham Hospital Accident and emergency Oldham OL1 2JH Tameside General Hospital / General surgery Tameside General Hospital General surgery OL6 9RW
Posted by superaesthete (as ),
My wife attended Tameside Hospital for a perforated eardrum graft. Previously, we had attended a pre-operative appt during which potential side effects were discussed. Despite knowing that my wife is epileptic, the possibility of a seizure was not discussed.
The operation went fine, I think, but three days later, my wife had a serious seizure, which, we were told at Royal Oldham Hospital's A&E dept, was quite possibly caused by the hangover from the general anaesthetic she'd received a few days before.
Why weren't we warned that there was this risk? The seizure has set my wife back weeks and she simply cannot afford to have any more seizures - her brain is injured enough without (presumably avoidable) seizures.