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read a few interesting comments on here and thought i would share my experiance with you and see if you have any thoughts that may point me in the right direction.
two years ago i started getting pain in the URQ of my abdomen, but as usual thought it was indegestion and so ignored for three and a half months taking pain killers and pepto-bismol etc. Didnt bother going to the doctors.
came home after work arriving in a 7pm, but by 7:30 was in a bit of pain. 9pm taken by my wife to QA portsmouth and spent the next few hours in the corridor on morphine - that was the good bit.
i had an ultrasound two days later, which basically detected nothing, then an MRI scan which also detected nothing the following day, but because by LFT's were elevated into the 500's (should be less than 75) and i was showing an infection they decided to operate on the friday.
the operation should have taken a couple of hours or so, but because they found gangrene, and i had adhesions all over the place it took nearly five hours. I also had a stent put in as the bile duct was leaking, and a drain in my stomach to remove the fluids.
I was sent home after 10 days with the drain still in, but to be removed as soon as my bag stopped filling up with fluid, i had the drain removed 4 weeks after the original operation, and the stent removed after another 4 weeks.
Seeing the consultant as an outpatient about a further two months, and not feeling too well, i desribed my syptoms and the pain i was getting, and the blood tests showed that I still had an infection. i then was rushed in (a week later) to have another larger stent inserted, and that was kept in for a further 3 months.
Two days after it was removed i was rushed back into hospital with a temperature of 39.7 deg c. four days later it had dropped to 35.7 deg c.
My lft's have only dropped to just under 450, and despite being prescribed Ursofalk to "help it on its way" i am in pretty much constant pain (about 3/10) have had a further scan and am awaiting a consultant appointment in January to discuss.
Any suggestions on what I should ask?
Many thanks in advance
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