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UK users-GP not listening, misdiagnosed, unwell-read this on where to get help next

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  • Posted By: crunchiejoe
  • August 14, 2009
  • 06:03 PM

Hi

My story is a long one, I was given a wrong operation 4 years ago and have just had my colon out. My personal story is on www.kerrymaidmentinfo.co.uk but I got to a point where I didnt know who to turn too, no-one would listen & my GP and a couple of surgeons misdiagnosed me. I want to help other people know where to turn when things go wrong. Sorry can only help direct UK scribers as I dont know how other countries health systems work. I have had 11 operations over 3 & a half years, but when things go wrong I can hopefully help point you in the right direction, I have taken on the NHS but I can totally understand why people dont bother! GO's just dont seem to care anymore, and they are so general especially with me vital signs were missed so if you would like some support please reply to my thread or web pages :)

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  • Hi My story is a long one, I was given a wrong operation 4 years ago and have just had my colon out. My personal story is on www.kerrymaidmentinfo.co.uk but I got to a point where I didnt know who to turn too, no-one would listen & my GP and a couple of surgeons misdiagnosed me. I want to help other people know where to turn when things go wrong. Sorry can only help direct UK scribers as I dont know how other countries health systems work. I have had 11 operations over 3 & a half years, but when things go wrong I can hopefully help point you in the right direction, I have taken on the NHS but I can totally understand why people dont bother! GO's just dont seem to care anymore, and they are so general especially with me vital signs were missed so if you would like some support please reply to my thread or web pages :)I am sooooo very angry on our behalf. What a litany of NHS disasters - appalling. I would take this matter up at the highest level, to the full media and also to the prime minister. We are presently hearing many stories about the NHS, as politicoes are looking to fudge grave and alarming issues that presently are so entrenched within the running of the UK health system. Yes, the NHS does indeed have areas and persons of excellence but these areas and these persons are far outweighed and almost smothered by the tons of rotten apples... But BRAVO you for coping. I salute you. Your sheer gutsiness throughout the whole ordeal, which is still ongoing, is an inspiration. An inspiration also, is your family. Bravo to your mother for downing her life tools to give you her undivided support to helping out. To Rob for always being there for you, and Millie - what a gorgeous looking kiddie. WOW. In fact, you yourself are a stunner gal. I just canot believe what has happened to you - no. Rephrase. I have known several horror stories of the NHS, and indeed have myself been a victim of their utter ineptitude. NHS ineptitude, arrogant and rude surgeons (one who is too aptly nicknamed 'the Toad'...) off-hand and dangerous nursing practices, filthy wards and bathing facilities - on and on. On the other hand I know of some excellence. Sigh. Just too bad that that excellence is smothered by the underlying horror, the actuality, of the whole NHS health 'care' (!!) system. I wish you wellness and I wish you a return to health. You are one brave lady.(((HUGS))) -MCMystral
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 16, 2009
    • 09:54 AM
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  • I am sooooo very angry on our behalf. What a litany of NHS disasters - appalling. I would take this matter up at the highest level, to the full media and also to the prime minister. We are presently hearing many stories about the NHS, as politicoes are looking to fudge grave and alarming issues that presently are so entrenched within the running of the UK health system. Yes, the NHS does indeed have areas and persons of excellence but these areas and these persons are far outweighed and almost smothered by the tons of rotten apples... But BRAVO you for coping. I salute you. Your sheer gutsiness throughout the whole ordeal, which is still ongoing, is an inspiration. An inspiration also, is your family. Bravo to your mother for downing her life tools to give you her undivided support to helping out. To Rob for always being there for you, and Millie - what a gorgeous looking kiddie. WOW. In fact, you yourself are a stunner gal. I just canot believe what has happened to you - no. Rephrase. I have known several horror stories of the NHS, and indeed have myself been a victim of their utter ineptitude. NHS ineptitude, arrogant and rude surgeons (one who is too aptly nicknamed 'the Toad'...) off-hand and dangerous nursing practices, filthy wards and bathing facilities - on and on. On the other hand I know of some excellence. Sigh. Just too bad that that excellence is smothered by the underlying horror, the actuality, of the whole NHS health 'care' (!!) system. I wish you wellness and I wish you a return to health. You are one brave lady. (((HUGS))) - MCMystral Thank you for your reply, and support. Your description of the NHS is very apt, my story was on my local BBC news but that was before I lost my colon at that stage they were thinking of putting a wire in my back & pacemaker in my stomach...which again would not of been suitable so would of been another wasted operation. Its horrendous & other stories I have heard are awful, people still going undiagnosed and being made to feel stupid by the GP's. Ive had some hideous experiences in hospitals while I have been ill, but I have a voice, I feel so concerned for the elderly, they are talked too like children & treated awful. One poor old lady kept asking to be turned, and eventually about 4 hours later, the nurses winced at how bad her bed sores were. Ive had 2 GP's say there was nothing wrong with me apart from depression, they try and make out you are mad...they are the mad ones!! They should all be struck off, Im pretty good at defending myself now after what ive been through but it shouldnt be necessary, people go to GP's for help & arent getting it. It makes me so angry for other people. I cant change what has happened to me, its too late & I have to learn to live like this (trail & error! & anger at times) but I can help others. Thank you for your kind comments. I have to see my surgeon in few weeks, getting dizzy spells and the exhaustion is awful so hopefully he has some idea's!! Id say to anyone if you think you are unwell, you most prob are, trust your instincts & get a second or even third opinion. Dont let GP's pressure you into going away, become their problem until you feel its been dealt with & you are happy xx
    crunchiejoe 61 Replies
    • August 17, 2009
    • 04:08 PM
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  • Thank you for your reply, and support. Your description of the NHS is very apt, my story was on my local BBC news but that was before I lost my colon at that stage they were thinking of putting a wire in my back & pacemaker in my stomach...which again would not of been suitable so would of been another wasted operation. Its horrendous & other stories I have heard are awful, people still going undiagnosed and being made to feel stupid by the GP's. Ive had some hideous experiences in hospitals while I have been ill, but I have a voice, I feel so concerned for the elderly, they are talked too like children & treated awful. One poor old lady kept asking to be turned, and eventually about 4 hours later, the nurses winced at how bad her bed sores were. Ive had 2 GP's say there was nothing wrong with me apart from depression, they try and make out you are mad...they are the mad ones!! They should all be struck off, Im pretty good at defending myself now after what ive been through but it shouldnt be necessary, people go to GP's for help & arent getting it. It makes me so angry for other people. I cant change what has happened to me, its too late & I have to learn to live like this (trail & error! & anger at times) but I can help others. Thank you for your kind comments. I have to see my surgeon in few weeks, getting dizzy spells and the exhaustion is awful so hopefully he has some idea's!! Id say to anyone if you think you are unwell, you most prob are, trust your instincts & get a second or even third opinion. Dont let GP's pressure you into going away, become their problem until you feel its been dealt with & you are happy xxhay, thank you so so much for sharing your story, it gives more confidence. I have heared stories of the ambulance coming and going...there have been a few minor cases within my imidiate family too, sometimes I feel like going abroad to get help..but c'mon I can go abroad just to get diagnosed every time i feel like it can i....but really you help.I am so sorry it hapened to you. God bless you abundantly, Ive seen Him doing obvious miracles!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 9, 2010
    • 09:34 PM
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