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The Gall stone story....hmmm saga?

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  • Posted By: Heartsore
  • October 25, 2007
  • 02:42 AM

So i spend 3 nights rolling around in pain, i have a heart condition so althought this pain is in my chest and back i know its not my heart, sorta figured too if it was i might have been expired already....anyways night 3 hubby and i head to the hospital....they of course examine for heart problems find none, shush me when i mention gall stones and home we come...me with the same pain.....a trip to the drs next day involves me being sent to a cardiologist re heart...me dragging my heels and yelling gall stones to no avail...2nd night at the hospital same situation ...still in agony....released from hospital at 7am with some asprin come home hubby calls ambulance again cos at this stage im passing out....crew arrive but as local hospital is busy have to take me to another hospital who get excited and delighted with a potential heart patient..im still screaming gall stones and waving my heart clearance papers from the night before...after many tests including gall stones....they find nothing...decide to release me...so dr goes.."how you feeling now" " desperate i reply but now i need to get out of here to see the dentist...my fillings are tasting strange...metalic like?" boom im whipped down to xray and immediately into op to have ....yes you got it...my gall bladder removed...the metalic taste was internal bleeding...and why didnt the gall bladder show up in days loads of tests??? well im sure god knows...cos i dont !!!!!!! shakes your faith in drs medicine and technology too..

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  • hmmm, what a medical disaster - I hope there are medical specialists reading this post and can learn what 'idots' they can also turn out to be some times and that it is not always the patient who is manic depressant or anxiety stricken or hyphochondriac. I presume ALL your pain and suffering is now gone! I had the total opposite experience with my gall bladder.5 months pregnant - severe pains in the right upper quadrant. Sent into surgery the next day. Whipped gall bladder out, only to find out that there were no stones, only inflammation. But looking on the bright side - the pain immediately disappeared.7 years later, burst appendix, totally undiagnosed - 1st attack in March 06, only operated on in June 06 - nearly died from pancreatitis in Oct 06 through the trauma surgery - Medical profession are still trying to explain this one!I am happy that you survived your medical experience. At least you can live with the notion that a few medical professionals learnt something new that day.Take care
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 25, 2007
    • 08:18 AM
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  • Oh my god you were so lucky. Its dreadful that now patients have to be their own drs.....I know when i go to my clinic because i have autoimmune stuff happening theres eyeball rolling like you wouldnt believe...whereas if i went in with either a cold, broken toe, or a sore throat theyd be delighted to see me..Keep safe !
    Heartsore 14 Replies
    • October 29, 2007
    • 07:40 PM
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