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As a result of my botched spinal operation I ended up with amongst other things a broken tooth. That had to be removed under general anaesthetic in hospital. Because the site didn't heal well I ended up with an Oral Antral Communication/fistula, which is literally a hole in the head, leading from my mouth up to my sinuses. For the last three months, as a result of the infection I have had really bad sinusitis and I am just today staring on my 6th course of antibiotics in less than three months. I don't suppose it will clear it, as always it will work for a few days then back to being ill again.
Since I was released from hospital after my second operation (to repair some of the damge from the first operation, in 8 months I have had 25 hospital appointments directly linked to the botched operation, plus of course GP visits on top. I have another hospital appointment on Monday and a further 5 appointents in the pipeline over the next 6 weeks. Oh, and all this is happening under the care of 4 different hospitals. Today, I am taking 24 tablets!!! I don't feel too bad sitting down, but walking just now, I was swaying, giddy and thinking I was going to collapse, which is lovely, except that I am at work, doing a very responsible job in the City.
And how the f**k am I supposed to live any sort of normal life?? They messed up what was supposed to be a simple microdiscectomy and here I am less than 9 months later with as many back/leg problems than I ever had. I am on a truckload of medicine. I have lost all sensation to go to the loo. I should go now, as I have to void by the clock, but I don't think I can even walk down the corridor and I am scared of trying. If I am going to collapse much better I do it sitting at my desk. Then I worry that if I do collapse my work colleagues will call an ambulance and I have an very extreme phobia of ambulances. Even them breaking my f**king tooth couldn't be simple. Even extracting that has set off a whole chain of events, including regular consultant visits and now next week an ENt consultant too.
What the hell did I ever do to deserve this. And how come the neurosurgeon that f**ked up can lie and cover it up and walk around without a care in the world???
My head is swimming and it's getting harder to see the keys. I think I had best go home!
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