Thursday, 23 February 2012

I am NOT going home today.

All my optimism came to nothing.

Stupid doctors.  Apparently my kidney function is up now, which they would have seen if they had have looked at my blood tests this morning when they came back.  The only one they have to wait til 4 for is the anti-rejection levels.  And why are my kidney functions up?  And how high are they? Who knows, because they didn't bother coming and telling me themselves, they just passed a message through the nurse and ran off home so they didn't have to answer their pagers for them to come and actually explain the problem to me.

I am really fucking pissed off.

As far as I'm aware, contrast dye for CT scans and MRIs is processed through the kidneys.  I've had three doses of contrast dye this week and today when I had the scan I mentioned it and the radiologist asked if I had been put on fluids to flush it out, which I hadn't.  I mentioned it to my doctor today and he said just drink lots of water.  My blood test this morning was before the CT scan. So tomorrow it's only going to be higher if that's what's causing it.  And if that's what's causing it I am going to be well and truly ropable.

Soooooooooooooooo SOOOOOOO tempted to just discharge myself.


Michelle said...

Oh no you don't, get back to bed missy (sorry) drs know best x

2paw said...

Oh No!!! It makes you so cross when you KNOW what is happening and you tell them and they don;t listen. Sometimes specialists and professors can lose sight of the patient. Nurses are good, they are usually on the ball. The endless interminable waiting is horrid though. Have you unpacked or are you just going to throw your frock over your head and have a hissy fit?? I would I think. I'd at least need a bit of a cry and a cup of tea!!

Amanda said...

'Just drink water'? Is that doctor serious? If the radiologist thought fluids were necessary, there's obviously a reason for his concern!! Sometimes I think our whole health system has gone seriously downhill. Hang in there luv x

Wendy Sice said...

Arrgh! Hospital visits often end in anger, don't they? I was so angry at a doctor once that I said, if I pay more will you give me better service? And don't get me started on matrons! xx

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Oh uggg.... I am still catching up on my reader... maybe you are home now? I hope they get their acts together!!

CurlyPops said...

Aaaaggggghhhhh! I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get home very very soon!