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Eleven years and still trying to get answers

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  • Posted By: aliviel27
  • October 29, 2006
  • 08:31 AM

Where do I start?

In 1993 I had a hysterectomy because I had a lot of gynae problems. A year later I was admitted to hospital with a massive cyst. At the time they were unsure where it was coming from because it was so big. During the op the took out a good ovary and left a remnant in. This remnant now has a cyst on it and no doctor wants to remove it.To this day I don't know where this cyst came from. Now after that operation I wasn't very well. I had a lot of bleeding from the back passage and I had terrible sweats, chills, joint pains,pain around my kidney, breathlessness and angina. I tried at the time to get answers but the tests came back negative and it was put down to anxiety. I spent three years talking to Psychologists who were positive it was physical. I then found out that my G.P. was telling Consultants that he thought it was in my head. I was thrown out of that surgery and was allocated another doctor. Tests started to show up things. In 2002 after a lot of pushing and shoving I was investigated for a condition called CREST syndrome, a condition related to Scleroderma. Tests were missed out or wrongly done. My heart was showing angina, I was getting the pain, but the doctors said I didn't have heart problems.! I started to obtain my medical notes and found a lot of errors... I found out that I had a duplex kidney which was diagnosed when I was one year old and again in 1999. I decided to try and get some answers so I submitted complaints however the Health Board wouldn't answer.I have spent eleven years trying to get this mess sorted out.This has been my "career". My spine has been so badly affected by this that i have a marked curvature now and now it is twisting to the side. I can barely walk at times and I am so angry about this. I have written to politicians, newspapers, organizations etc and NO ONE would help me.It is in the hands of the Ombudsman now and they can't get answers! So I don't know where it will go from here. Once upon a time I thought tht doctors would look after you but unfortunately I have seen the other side and it isn't nice.

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