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I had my gallbladder removed two months ago and I have been living in a nightmare ever since. First, let me say that I am normally a healthy person and lead an active lifestyle. I was diagnosed with Gallbladder Disease and told my gallbladder was enlarged and would need surgery. This was in August 2016. I was in the ER, and they never gave me a referral for a surgeon. So I went to my family Doctor and he referred me to a surgeon. They had me do a Pipida scan and it showed that my gallbladder was functioning at 10%. My original surgeon was out of town and I was going to the hospital on a weekly basis at this point from the excruciating pain. I was yelled at by a nurse in Triage who said I would have to figure out how to eat and that though she felt bad for me that I reality I needed to know that nobody cares about my gallbladder problems and it wasn't a big deal. She said she didn't believe my pain level and that she had two people whose lives were "circling the drain" and she wasn't going to admit me and was going to flag me as a person searching for pain meds. She said that she would bet that I wouldn't even be scheduled for surgery for another 90 days. I left in tears and feeling defeated. I literally told my husband that it was OK, just let me die. My husband spoke to the surgeon's staff and git me scheduled for surgery a week later (not 90 days). The next day I was rushed to Urgent Care and was told by them that they couldn't help me that I needed to go to the hospital. I went to the hospital that Urgent Care referred me to ( after I relayed what the triage nurse at one hospital told me, needless to say they were floored that I was treated that way.). Upon my arrival to the ER they had 3 doctors and 5 or 6 nurses trying to get me stable, they said my kidneys were shutting down and my creatinine levels were off the charts. They were keeping me until my surgery the following week and one doctor asked if I had ever been diagnosed with Kidney Disease. So I was there for a week and had my surgery, the surgeon said that I needed to have my gallbladder removed and I was lucky that it didn't rupture. I went home the same day I had the surgery with plenty of meds. I was healing fine and feeling better. After my surgeon released me and said I could start normal life again, I was back in the hospital 2 weeks after surgery for pain in my abdomine. They couldn't find out what was causing the pain and had 5 different doctors tell me that I shouldn't be in this kind of pain after surgery. I went home 5 days later with no idea where the pain was from.
One week later I was in the ER again for the same pain and was told I had a kidney infection. I followed up with my regular doctor and he didn't believe I actually had a kidney infection and said I shouldn't be in this much pain after surgery, he suggested that I follow up with the surgeon and prescribed Bentyl. The surgeon said surgically there was nothing wrong with me and nothing he could do and to see a GI doctor.
I ended up visiting the ER two more times, once for a kidney infection and the last time for horrible abdominal pain. The staff in the ER are tired of me. The Dr said I was running out of options and that I shouldn't be in this amount of pain. He finally referred me to a GI doctor and said that I was to take Advice and Tylenol for the pain.
Now, I'm in constant pain, I cry all the time. Advice and Tylenol don't help me and in tired of having all the doctors tell me I shouldn't be in this much pain. I eat and drink a lot through out the day, but I'm still dehydrated. I was told by a doctor in the ER recently that I need to eat and drink more because I'm dehydrated. The CT scans show nothing, and my labs come back normal everytime. I have an appointment with the GI doctor in November and don't think I can hold on that long. Is this what my life is going to be like? I can't take this anymore.
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