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I was admitted to hospital just over a week ago, intense stomach pain and suspected episode of gastritis but my blood tests showed deranged liver function and an ultrasound showed I have gallstones and one is 12mm and stuck in the bile duct of my pancreas.
I was told I would be sedated and the stone removed in the endoscopy department and then my gallbladder would be removed within weeks by the surgeon in charge of my care.
Endoscopy have now said they cannot do the stone removal because I am on regular anti anxiety meds and the sedatives they use wont mix, they told me the only way they would do it is if I stop the meds temporarily but that is not possible as it is diazepam and I have been on it for decades so now they have cancelled and said my surgeon will need to deal with it.
I spoke to his receptionist today and she is going to call me back next week but if he agrees to do it under G.A which is my only real option it is a 2-3 month wait and he will remove the stone and my gallbladder in one operation, this will be my first ever G.A too.
Well I am terrified because they kept saying I may get sepsis, I was told it was urgent and where I have the anxiety I sometimes go into a complete breakdown when I am under a lot of stress, currently I am screaming in my sleep with panic attacks, not coping much at home at all, struggling to go out and even sit still, the last time I was this bad was after my mum died suddenly 3 years ago, my anxiety really is out of control.
I am still getting pain too, sometimes bad, other times not so much but even small, liquid foods often cause heartburn, I was underweight upon leaving hospital but have been trying to help myself with that despite having an eating disorder.
Anyway I'm sorry this is long but I was just wondering if anyone here has had a blocked duct and needed a G.A, if so how long was the wait for that?
I am itching a lot and very constipated and keep crying because I think I am going to get sepsis and die, I admit I was dreading the endoscopy but now I can't even have any treatment for months because I can't miss doses of my regular meds and the endoscopy unit can't do it.
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