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Friday 12 December 2008

THE SAGA CONTINUES

I made a mercy call to my surgeon on Tuesday and got an appointment the next day.

He booked me in for an urgent gastroscope that afternoon, as he expected (and so did I) it all came back normal. I again asked him could this all be part of my Auto-Immune Disease which he said was looking more like it could be as he "was stumped" as to why I was having so much pain. He contacted my Immunologist, gave me a wad of blood tests to have and a appointment the next day with my Immunologist.

To cut a long story short, it seems I have some damn infection somewhere, though they suspect it is in the kidneys and now I have another hospital admission for IV antibiotic therapy for about 5 days this time. To make matter worse there is a bed shortage and I have been on the short list for two days now, if I don't hear anything today it will be definitely Saturday. I was given some oral antibiotics which cost me $85.00 (expensive for here)and told if I developed the chills and severe headaches to get my self to the Emergency Dept pronto.

This whole experience has been a bloody nightmare I can tell you with events spiralling out of control. I was quite scared I would have to have the lapband removed at one stage. I asked my surgeon can the body reject the band, he said he never has heard of anyone having this but said there was always a first time for everything(heartening I can tell you)

I don't think though the infection has anything to do with the band it's just one of those things that happen. The question though I want answered the most is why wasn't infection considered when I was admitted two weeks ago with this problem,surely my blood tests were abnormal. The test I mentioned last time where I had a result of 80(normal is 7-11) is now 100, you would of thought that would have sparked some thought.

Anyway these are all things which will have to wait as all I'm concerned about right now is to start feeling better after a nightmare 3 weeks.

9 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh dear, I do hope things start to improve, you have had such a time of it. Hope you recover to full health very soon,

angelfish24 said...

Sorry to hear you are still not doing well. I hope those meds work and you can get back to normal.

Carlton said...

OMG I can't believe you are still in so much pain and they haven't found out what it is. I hope these new meds sort it out and you bed a hospital bed sooner rather than later.

Chin up, and you will laugh about this once your bad to normal and losing weight...

Chris H said...

So sorry you have had complications... shit happens and we just have to try to grin and bear it... given time you will look back on this time and know it was worth it at the end of the day..... like I did after all the complications of my last surgery. Be well... hang in there!

Mick said...

You are not having a lot of luck, it must seem like one thing after another. Stay positive I'm sure things will sort themselves out.

Nola said...

You poor thing!! I hope this time they get to the cause and fix it pronto for you!!

CactusFreek said...

I don't know what to say about this tragic mess, so i'll just hug you [[HUG]] :o/

Tania said...

Oh you really can't seem to take a trick at the moment! I so hope that things pick up soon and that you're up and about and pain free.

CactusFreek said...

How goes it?