And we thought we had a bad day at the doctor's office

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FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/30/2007 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
 
"Woman left in CT scanner after clinic closes."
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
 
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lovepink
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   Posted 9/30/2007 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I cannot believe this and don't understand how someone could do this! Weird! I guess anything can happen these days...........

Kanditron
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   Posted 10/1/2007 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
ha! That's funny.. well, not for her.. I mean.. ya, it's too bad and it makes me feel better about my past week of waiting and waiting and waiting in offices. At least they never closed on me! Poor woman.. but really it's not that traumatic, no reason to lose sleep if you ask me.
25 years old
Diagnosed 9/06 with Pancolitis. The diagnosis was changed 9/20/07 to Crohn's disease.
Located in my large intestines, stomach, and mouth.
Asacol 3 3x's a day reinstated 9/20/07
Colazal 3 3x's a day which was stopped 9/11/07
Can not tolerate Prednisone in the slightest amount
Imuran 100mg a day. Which I started 8/24. Stopped 9/11/07
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bektold
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   Posted 10/1/2007 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I read about this last week.  What's really bad is according to someone who works at the clinic, it's not the first time they've done this to someone.  Might be time to start checking the machines before going home, folks.

FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/1/2007 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know Kanditron... if it was pitch black and I didn't know how to get out of the machine and I had to poop I would be really scared. I get panicky if I am in a tanning booth and the time is up and it gets dark and I can't find the handle to get out. (not that I tan often...)
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
 
I started getting a ton of junkmail after putting my myspace profile link on here.  Im taking it off but if you want to contact me just email me and Ill give you a link to my myspace.  Sorry!


megamax
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   Posted 10/1/2007 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I think I would be scarde if I was stuck and I needed to smoke!!!
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35 yrs female, dx with crohn's on july 13th 07 increasing my  entocort 9mg 6mg tappering off . starting imuran 250 mg had a allergie reaction  can no longer take it  pariet ,dx with depression in 2002 ,effexor tappering off, welbutrin,resperidal and lemotrogine.
 
 


gemini kiwi
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   Posted 10/1/2007 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Poor woman, it must have been very traumatic for her. Did you also see on that same page of news items they have been performing Gallbladder op through your vagina.!
Tess

dragonfly137927
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   Posted 10/1/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw that on Yahoo and what craziness. I would definitly have that person fired and probably create a lawsuit
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 


broomhilda
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   Posted 10/1/2007 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
gemini kiwi-

The gallbladder removal through the vagina is a fistula waiting to happen for us, don't you think! I've seen recent surgical procedures for removal of the gallbladder through the belly button too. OUCH! I guess all in all it would be better NOT to go through muscle. I'd like to see 'em get through my vagina this week after a wonderful allergic reaction to monistat for the lovely antibiotic related yeast infection!

As to the poor woman left in the CT scanner....I am not a sue happy person, but that was neglagible!!! I saw definite lawsuit!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 10/2/2007 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Personally, a lawsuit wouldn't have even occurred to me. I don't think such an event would be all that traumatic. On the other hand, crochety ole broad that I am, I sure as heck would be madder than a wet cat and would be filing complaints w/every medical association and licensing department that clinic would have ties to!!!! Plus a Letter to the Editor of the local newspaper.

If you re-read that article it had NOT happened at that particular clinic before but it has happened at other clinics.

I think she probably fell asleep and then woke up to the darkness and no sense of time and the resulting confusion. Those blankets aren't all that heavy and its not THAT difficult to crawl out of a CT scanner. Heck, even an MRI "tube" wouldn't be that difficult to inch your way out of.

WHY on earth some "genius" would even consider doing gallbladder surgery via the vagina boggles my mind! The vagina is a LONG way from the gallbladder. I thought the trend was to be towards less invasive surgery!!!
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


chroniemomx2
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   Posted 10/2/2007 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
That's what is wrong with this country.....everybody wants to sue for everything! Sure, I would be upset, but I certainly hope if she does sue that she gets nothing! And we wonder why we have to pay so much!

njmom
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   Posted 10/2/2007 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Unfortunately, suing might be the only way to make sure they don't do it again. Hurt them in the pocketbook, and they might take more care with patients.
 
The problem is not lawsuits, but the need for them, as they seem to be the only effective means both to punish and prevent bad behavior.

gemini kiwi
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   Posted 10/2/2007 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Who in their right mind would allow a Surgeon to remove their Gall-bladder that way.?
Tess

FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/2/2007 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
fyi- the article says nothing about a suit. We started that debate here. And as far as the gall bladder debate, the idea of having surgery in general vaginally does seem a lot less invasive. However, it would be a nightmare if it didn't heal properly.
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
 
I started getting a ton of junkmail after putting my myspace profile link on here.  Im taking it off but if you want to contact me just email me and Ill give you a link to my myspace.  Sorry!


dunny2
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   Posted 10/2/2007 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
If my anatomy serves me correctly, there's a hell of a lot of junk between the vagina and the gall bladder, I fail to see where they
gain anything. I along with lots of other women, I have enough problems in that area, I would'nt add to it. What happened to the "new"
laproscopic method, and I guess it's tough if you're a guy...
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 10/2/2007 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
You can hurt those clinics PLENTY w/complaints to their accrediting associations, state licensing bureau and local medical societies. Its not just the fines, the number of complaints and fines levied very much affect their next accrediting and licensing approval, as well as physicians opting to direct their patients elsewhere for imaging.

Only a male surgeon would have conceived of surgically removing the gall bladder thru the vagina, IMO.


Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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