Three doctors in a row refused to look at the pieces of intestine the nurses saved for them too look at. It started coming out of me shortly after midnight. The doctors kept telling the nurses it was "normal morphology" and that the nurses were overreacting. Finally, I bled out, my heart stopped and the gi on duty decided something was really wrong. Luckily, a nurse ignored the GI and asked a colorectal surgeon to take a quick look while he was visiting someone else. The GI was still scheduling an MRI when the surgeon had me rushed to an or. Every day I think of that nurse. If she had not brought in the surgeon, I would probably not be alive. She broke lots of rules and saved my life. The main Gi responsible has moved to another state. The surgeon called it a major disaster that could have been avoided. I suspect his complaints are the reason the main GI is no longer here.
Diagnosed 1987 with lower left ulcerative colitis. Hospitalized often. Mega toxic pan colitis Dec. 1999. Perforated colon and total colectomy April 2011. First j-pouch surgery March 8, 2012. Six other damaged organs removed at that time. Ileostomy reversal June 26, 2012. Aiming to go white water kayaking in August!
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