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My gallstones kicked off back in January. I went through all the routine procedures for it to be diagnosed I have them in my bile duct. So, an appointment was made for a ERCP to be carried out. As I predicted to the consultant, the local sedation did not work. I was ent home and informed that an appointment would be made for me to have a G.A. Well that was nearly 2 month a go, I am in daily discomfort with nack aches, a pressure feeling in my diaphram area etc etc. I do occassionally have the cramps and pains, which do not last for a few hours but a couple of days. However, because I am not going to the hospital with each very bad attack or going to my G,P, I was told by the surgeons secretary that I am not classed as clinically urgent. The reason why I am not constantly at the hospital is because I would rather be at home than sat in an hospital for a MINIMUM 7 hours having the same old same old tests, being sent home with no meds, because truthfully nothing really works, it may give temporary relief. I now have an appointment with my G.P. tomorrow to see if there are choices for hospital places. My local hospital informed me that the G.A. procedure is allocated one place a month, and cancer patients (understandable) are given precedent isf that placing is required. So, if anyone has any information about patients rights for going to another hospital for treatment, I would be interested to know. By the way my diet has changed drastically, the only dairy product I have is semi skimmed in tea. No pastries, chocolate, alcohol,cakes, I eat fresh fruit and veg, meat but not anything processed. Plenty of water can get a bit boring so sugar free dilute juice gives it some zest.
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