"My recent surgery experience"
Posted by Rasberry (as ),
Earlier this year I attended Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) for the resection of a recurring cancer in my left thigh. I was anxious to see my surgeon as we hadn't spoken for a few months. I woke later that afternoon to find that the surgery was bigger than expected and I would be in an extra day due to the two drains connected. I was discharged with no anticoagulants nor antibiotics, which my family found confusing given the size of the wound. After two days I was told to present at Armadale Kelmscott Memorial Hospital (AKMH), where it was discovered I had Pulmonary Emboli. I had CT confirming this and was given heparin injections and oral medications. I was discharged from AKMH a couple of days later, despite having a suspected chest infection I was given no antibiotics. I then had to return to AKMH with a pneumonia. I was discharged a number of days later with a course of antibiotics and follow up appointments for X-rays and blood tests. I am told I am to be on the blood thinners for a number of months. I feel I have been neglected as far as treatment goes in order to gain an extra bed. I am also disappointed not to hear from my surgeon since.