Dec 04, 2012 - 5:30 am
Just a quck post about my ascities experience. After being told that my CT showed a good result my tummy began to grow.I thought I was imagining it and put it down to me putting on weight. But no, it was hard and me sides were bulging. Saw my oncologist and it was confirmed that I had ascites and I was admitted as an emergency "day case" patient. Well that turned out to be a farce.
I spent 4 days having been admitted into hospital waiting for the drain.
It was inserted and after only 6 hours it became blocked inside of me. It had only drained 1 1/2 litres.
I waited another 24 hours to be told this and had the drain removed.
They had no slots to have it re-inserted so I was sent home.
Now it is 4 days later. I am still at home, still waiting. I feel that the 1 1/2 litres that was drained off has come back.
Just got a phone call to go back in. I bet I will be waiting another 4 days :(
To say I am fed up and very emotional is an under statement. I feel completely let down by my hospital.
I am just going to get myself out of bed and try to get dressed without getting too breathless.
Hopefull the next time I post I will be "ascites free"