"Broken knee twice"

About: Gloucestershire Royal Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I broke my knee two weeks after I lost my Husband of 36 years in June 2015. Nobody believed me so I went private for an MRI scan which showed my knee was broken and by then this was October 2015 and I was told by a private consultant to go for Physiotherapy which made it worse. Late December I fell and broke my knee again. I was admitted to hospital and completely plastered. When I came home I had to go to the fracture clinic where the plaster was removed and another one was put on for 12 weeks. I saw the consultant who said it had healed but the next doctor looked at the same xray who said it was still broken and put into a knee brace.

I am still suffering so much with pain that I cannot walk without an aid and cannot drive my new car. I am trapped by myself in our house and now looking for a Consultant who can help me. It has cost me £3, 000. 00 so far with private fees. I do feel suicidal sometimes with the pain and frustration. My husband did leave me with a comfortable income but that is not the point. I am debating whether to go public with my story.

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