Saturday, 12 October 2013

I'm ill you know..

Hello all. I'm afraid I'm ill. Insert sad smiley face here. I had to go to hospital yesterday with severe stomach pains and chest pains.  As you can imagine it was a very scary time. After an interminable time in accident and emergency department where I had an ECG and lots of blood tests I was transferred to surgical assessment unit whereafter another interminable wait the doctor finally informed me that he thought I had gallstones and an inflamed gallbladder.

I was discharged home in a huge amount of pain with just paracetamol for pain relief.  This morning I woke up in as much pain as I was in yesterday and my partner called paramedics to come to assess me. The paramedics who attended was very surprised that I'd only been discharged with paracetamol and after doing all of her checks  and writing out her report on me which took her just as long as it did to assess me she suggested that I go to my local walk in centre for some stronger pain relief.  As is usually the case with any assessment unit my wait this time lasted two hours during which time I was sick and once finally seen now have antibiotics anti-sickness medication mega strength painkillers and anti spasmodic drugs. 

Thank goodness the drugs are beginning to work and since around 2 o'clock this afternoon I have felt a little more comfortable. Its amazing what the correct medication will do. 

I now have another wait whilst I am referred for an urgent ultrasound scan.  Hopefully this will allow the doctors to further investigate my pain and make a correct diagnosis. 

Wonder of wonders I have dictated this blog post from my new iPhone and am seriously impressed as with only a few minor errors it has typed up everything I've dictated! Wow! The wonders of modern technology. I never thought I would be utilising something so exciting.  The fact that I am lying on my side speaking into my phone which is typing as I talk is blowing my mind!  I am easily pleased but there again I'm ill you know!  Have a wonderful weekend bloglies and I'll speak to you very soon. Love love.


  1. Very sorry to hear you are so ill. Amazing what you can do with a phone these days though, I had no idea an iphone could blog for you! I do hope you get better soon.

  2. Glad to hear that you are a bit more comfortable now and good luck with the scan. I'm off to scan dictating your blogpost so I can join this modern revolution

  3. I'm so sorry to read you are suffering Kim. Hope 'they' will sort out the problem quickly for you.
    Sending a very gentle {{HUG}}
    Rose H

  4. I do hope you feel better soon and that the powers that be sort out a diagnosis.

  5. Hasn't the UK's health service advanced by leaps and bounds. Not so long ago you'd be seen in 5 mins, and they'd then have you opened-up and stitched back together before tea time. Now you have to wait hours just to be seen, then they send you away with aspirins. At least it's still FREE. Hope you are feeling a bit better. Cro x

  6. So sorry to hear you're not well, it's a right nusience to have to wait around all the time just to get sorted out. Hope you're feeling better soon :)

  7. Ouch Kim! :(

    Hoping that you are feeling at least slightly better now, and that it's dealt with soon. I know you'll be well looked after at home . . . sending hoooge gentle hugs your way and will keep you in my meditations.

  8. I think that was very bad being discharged with just paracetamol! Guess the person who saw you had never had much pain in their life. Hope you get the ultrasound quickly and then some even quicker treatment.

  9. Hope you feel better soon hun

  10. My goodness, you have been in the wars! I'm so glad to hear that you now have the correct medication. Please keep well and I hope you are fully recovered as soon as possible!

  11. poor you, I hope you get well soon and your pain is not caused by something serious.
    I had a similar experience last year when my GP sent me home with indigestion tablets. I ended up in A&E 24 hours later on a morphine drip, with a septic gall bladder!

  12. Aw Kim, really feel for you chuck! Hope they get you sorted out soon.

    Isn't technology marvellous?

    Have a pain free day sweetie!

    Love Claire xx


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