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(as the patient),

I had a routine endoscopy but unfortunately i ended up with severe acute pancreatitus and perforated bowel due to this. I ended up in hospital for 3 months with all sorts of complications and abdominal sepsis causing me to nearly losing my life, the hospital had to put 3 drains in me to get rid of the fluid inside my abdomen caused from the acute pancreatitus.

This was a very traumatic experience for me and all my family, especially my wife and young children, there were so many complications during the 3 months and it was very hard for me both physically and mentally.  I lost a quarter of my body weight and was bed ridden for lots of this time. The hospital tried lots of things to get me better but a lot of these failed to work which again was hard for me to take and everyone supporting me.

I'm now at home at first with one of the drains still in my abdomen which was hard for me as you could see the fear in my childrens faces from seeing this and all the physical pain that this drain caused. Ive now had drain out after 3 weeks of being home and had the district nurses attending my wounds etc. They were all really friendly and im very grateful for all their efforts as I've been discharged today. I would especially like to thank Helen for the aftercare she has given me as she would always give me advice on what i need to do and was very thorough in her care for me.

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Response from Dawne Fitzsimmons, Team Leader - Community Therapy, Nottingham West Locality, County Health Partnerships 11 months ago
Dawne Fitzsimmons
Team Leader - Community Therapy, Nottingham West Locality,
County Health Partnerships
Submitted on 27/08/2021 at 08:44
Published on Care Opinion at 08:44

Thank you for posting your feedback regarding the community nursing service in Nottingham West area. It is reassuring to hear that our clinicians are providing compassionate care to our clients and that your experience with the service has been a positive one, especially following the stressful time you have had recovering from surgery and trying to reassure your young family at the same time. I shall pass on your comments to Helen and her team, she will be very appreciative that you have taken the time to comment and that the care she and her team gave to you has helped you on your road to recovery. Thank you again for your feedback, we do appreciate the efforts our clients make to let us know how we are doing and it does provide a real boost to the teams. I wish you a swift recovery

kind regards

Dawne Fitzsimmons

Head of Adult services Nottingham West

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