"myself and my father"

About: Basildon University Hospital / Gynaecology Basildon University Hospital / Neurology

(as the patient),

I went in for a standard d & c. 3 days later I was still there recovering from a partial hysterectomy - I was 18.

My father had an aorta aneurysm operation. He was an incredibly fit man, 6' 4" and still weighed the same as when he was 19. Went into Basildon, taken into ICU. After the op when I visited him, I was horrified to see his feet and legs nearly black. After a lot of complaining, they did put on surgical stockings. Sadly by that time the blot clot that killed him had already formed.

I still carry a card saying that if I am ill or am in an accident do not take me to Basildon Hospital.

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