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appendectomy, still have appendix

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  • Posted By: barbara kelley
  • December 15, 2009
  • 07:40 AM

firstly i had a temp of 94.2 when i called er room. i was told to call 911 asap! i didnt i had my niece drive. when we arrived my vitals were taken and we seen the triage nurses disposition go from :mad: to :confused:! i was wheeled back right away. ivs were started, blood work, ultra sound, urine alalysis,
vag swabs, more blood work 3 times total. dont know why??????? not 100% sure but 95% that a ct scan was done. i was feeling alot less pain, druged up on some powerful sh**!! the dr came in and told me i had STDs! then it was shift change. about 2hrs later the new doc brought me my going home instr. and my diagnosis report. telling me to contact my sexual partner or partners and DHHS and other bull sh**!!!
my temp when i got home was still 94.2 THE SAME! i felt even worse.
that was on a thursday i laid in my bed hallucnating, unable to eat, pee, poop, etc. my niece and a friend got me back up to same hospt. within 30 mins i was having surgery an appendectomy. 3hrs 30mins in surgery. i remember being told i'd be out in about 45 to 1 hr. i stayed in hospt. 8 days. with no ins!!! 3 months later i was having same symptoms, knowing i was misdiagnosed i went to a diff hospt. i was admitted within 1 hr. w/acute diverticulitis that i had to of had during my appendectomy. anyway on my 3rd day still npo! the surgeon walks in and again asks me what all took place at the last hospt? that was like my 4th or 5th time i was asked that. i told him the same thing i said before. he says well barb heres the real kicker your appendix is right there and pointed to my jagged scar. i jumped up and said "shut the F*** up!!" (not myself at all) he said we are waiting for you records still. on my 6th day, still no records!! i got released and went directly to get my records. brought them to him and seen him go from :rolleyes: to :eek:. i may have to eventually have a third of my colon removed. due to diver#@*(!* that i was never informed of. now i also have a hurniea about as big as a grapefruit poppin out of where my scar is.
i love the surgeon i have now, but he cant fix me cause i have no ins.
is that right?
my life hasnt been the same since the er visit on sept 18 2008.
i'd love some feed back. has anyone had any of the same, happen to them? i hope not.
well thank you for reading me and GOD BLESS

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