"not happy, (michelle)"
About: Colchester General Hospital Colchester General Hospital Colchester CO4 5JL
Posted by Michelle
I was taken to A&E last Easter when I had fallen and hurt my back, I fell with such force I could only take shallow breathes, the ambulance staff were amazing and was taken straight to Colchester hospital, I was given gas and air, anyway after a quick check over and an X-ray and left in a corridor for ages a nurse/doctor came over to me and said I could sit up, the xray showed nothing id probably just hurt my ribs and to take it easy for a while, but I was allowed home, i sat up and thought i was going to pass out, i was very shaky, so I had to jump off a rather high trolley, call a taxi and went home from north station train station in Colchester back home, luckily I had someone give me a lift from Kirby back to my house, I was so ill, I couldn't move, I kept feeling faint, had a bad night, had no painkillers given me so I was using over the counter medication, two evenings later I had a random call from the hospital to say they had actually found a fracture I needed to go back in the morning and see a specialist. where confirmed a fracture in my spine, 4-6 weeks later I had an mir scan that found a second fracture. fractures had gone un noticed. I had a very small amount of physio which to be honest was pathetic, about 6 visits in all, with just heat pads on my back, no strengthening help whatsoever. well I never complained but now I have seen so many people speak up I felt I had to do the same, maybe it will prevent another mistake like this, though I doubt it. I was 46 years old when this happened.