About: John Coupland Hospital / Gynaecology John Coupland Hospital Gynaecology DN21 2TJ Lincoln County Hospital / Gynaecology Lincoln County Hospital Gynaecology LN2 5QY Royal Hallamshire Hospital / Gynaecology Royal Hallamshire Hospital Gynaecology S10 2JF
Posted by KAG28 (as ),
Three years ago I suffered severe pains down below and around my lower back. I was having very strong periods they would last for weeks and weeks. I would faint and cripple over in pain. I had a seven year old and a three year old. It got to the point that I wouldn’t go anywhere. I was taken into hospital for pain via an ambulance one evening. I was taken to gynaecology ward, I was told I wouldn’t be seen. I had to be an outpatient.
I was put into a list. After 8 weeks I was told I had an appointment at Gainsborough with a gynaecologist. This experience was dreadful. Their attitude was awful. They told me that they wouldn’t do anything for me because of my weight. They said it’s just bad periods and I can take pain relief. Come back when I have lost weight. I am a size 16. I’m not exactly a large large women.
Yet again four months later I was taken into a and e again. I had passed out in pain.
The gynaecologist on ward round said that there were basically worse people than me and I probably had the onstart of endometriosis. No investigations were done and I was given no support for pain or growth. I was again told I was over weight. During this visit to me a junior Dr seemed rather confused that the gynae wasn't doing anything, and questioned why they would leave me from looking at my notes.
The gynae said I would have to wait to come back in to see them. I was sent out of ward with nothing.
I waited and waited for around 6 months.
Finally a Dr saw me and wanted to do a laparoscopy to see what was going on.
In June last year they did just that. They found that the endometriosis cysts were 8cm in diameter and that it was wrapped around my bowel and growing up my urethra. He transferred me to a Dr at Sheffield.
As they didn’t know how I had been coping
Now a year On. I am on a hormone treatment. Living on morphine and still awaiting treatment.
My cyst is 16cm in diameter now and my bowel is getting worse every day. I could end up with a colostomy bag. And lose a kidney. As I need stents.
All of this could have been prevented if someone listened and took me seriously.
I am currently off work. It has affected every aspect of my life. My children don’t have a mummy every day. It depends how my body is. I am chronically fatigued. And in pain. I live on morphine. And that is no way to live.
I feel let down. I have come across some very unhelpful people. If it wasn’t for the one doctor at Lincoln actually investigating I don’t know what would have happened
More needs to be done.
Lincoln have never seemed interested. I thought the staff acted inconsiderately. Every time I have been on a ward at night. They are loud and un thoughtful. On numerous occasions I have been left with an I v drip in for hours and hours. In a ward of only three other women.
Asking for pain relief while they sit around talking.
I feel I have been mistreated and left.Why would you treat a person like this? A women with a professional job? A family?