"Not listened to when i should have been"
About: East Surrey Hospital / General surgery East Surrey Hospital General surgery RH1 5RH
Posted by Bumpers (as ),
I woke from surgery in agony, when pain was controlled and I finally got settled I discovered I had a chipped tooth and a cut lip as well as awful pain in my jaw, the anaesthetist seemed to have had no care in placing the tube and I am still suffering with my jaw now, 4 weeks on.
I repeatedly told the nurses my throat was very painful and was told this was just where the tube had been, no body checked my throat and I didn't see a doctor during my stay at all, I went to my own GP on return home to be told I had sever mouth and throat thrush, no wonder I couldn't eat or drink.
I think the nurses should listen when a patient tells them when something is wrong.