"My bowel cancer surgery aftercare"
About: Doncaster Royal Infirmary / Colorectal surgery Doncaster Royal Infirmary Colorectal surgery DN2 5LT
Posted by mariat (as ),
Many things, I was put on a general surgery ward, none of the nurses knew anything about epidurals, and when mine fell out they did nothing,
I became very ill after this, and they also didn't recognise I had a bowel ileus and I was left vomiting for 13 hours, they then sent me home after 11 days with severe morphine withdrawals.
They did not have enough knowledge of the after care I required, I also felt I had not been informed and prepared for the aftermath of the surgery and what to expect.
I was in hospital for 11 days, it should have been 4/5 and this was due to lack of care.