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10-2009 surgery infections hosp screw ups -reviewed 4-8-10

Apr 08, 2010 - 1 comments





abdominal surgery

Exact details Unknown as to type severity duration, was in conjunction with at least 2 other unrelated infections (I was told) and difficult extended recovery from bladder, hysterectomy, prolapsed uterus, vagina, and rectum, surgery. Hospital procedures associated with inpatient care, Operating room, discharge and follow-up of conditions after stay and care caused all of these conditions .  Catheter removal procedure was not done properly with back flush to assure bladder was "working" correctly and confirmation by nursing staff and doctor that after removal of catheter my bladder was functioning and I was able to empty on my own.   Catheter was removed and I was released from hospital AND WAS NOT ABLE TO EMPTY BLADDER. I ended up in Other hosp emergency room Within hour of leaving RHMC in THEE WORST PAIN I HAVE FELT SINCE CHILD BIRTH, it might have been worse, I could not walk.  I was then re-catheterized in emergency room at other hospital, and there my journey of over a month of multiple infections,  pain,  misery like I have never know before and never ever want to experience again, no one should have to go through what I did.  In addition to this initial horrifying incident, I returned to WHC within a week for unscheduled visit not due to regular post opp but because I was in extreme pain and more discomfort then I should have been, at first they kinda blew it off as I was just a "bad patient" and over exaggerating my pain and condition, but they decided to do a URINE test anyway....then RHMC they neglected to tell me the results for over a week and treat me for yet another infection that I was walking around with  (bladder I believe) It was only on my next visit that the test results and fact that no one had bothered to follow up on them and treat me was discovered and I began another antibiotic treatment.  THEY PUT ME THROUGH HELL. And there was no apologizing for the whole catheter screw up, instead I was questioned as to WHY I DIDNT JUST COME BACK TO THERE ER AND INSTEAD WHEN TO ANOTHER !!  IT WAS F--KIN CLOSER A-HOLE. WTF  

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by cllathem, Jan 17, 2011
The exact thing happened to me. And I agree... there is nothing more excruciatingly painful. To make it worse, the ER staff would not even give me a catheter until they "contacted the doctor" on the phone. I was in the waiting room screaming and crying and only after the waiting room patients, as a mob ,forced the admitting niuse to do it, would she relieve my pain. It was another hour until she contacted the doctor.

And I was stuck with a catheter for 10 weeks. I was accused of "overacting" by the doctor staff. Before I could even think of taking legal action, the doctor lost his license. That was several years ago, and my bladder has prolapsed again. Im scared to death.

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