"Emergency Apendectomy"

About: Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

I was admitted early December after being taken to A&E with stomach pains. What I suspected to be gastroenteritis eventually turned out to be a burst appendix - an extremely nasty thing to have and potentially life threatening. Once the CT scan confirmed this, I was told that I needed emergency surgery, and the faster the better. I duly consented and was in theatre within a couple of hours.

Three weeks on and I am well on the road to recovery - two days ago I got back behind the wheel of the car and this morning I managed to walk a mile.

I should like to thank everyone at the N&N, from the ambulance paramedics, the doctors and staff in A&E, the theatre team who performed my operation, my consultant, and the staff on Dilham ward. Everybody was thorough and professional, and I know I couldn't have been in better hands.

When the N&N was called on to deliver, it gave me 100%

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Response from Janice Bradfield, Senior Communications and Membership Manager, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

We are pleased to hear you are on the road to recovery after your medical emergency. Thank you for telling us about your experience and you kind comments have been passed to the teams concerned. My colleagues will be delighted to hear that the N&N delivered 100%.

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