Hi there, I had yet another gastroscopy yesterday, and it was done by a nurse. I haven't had this by a nurse before, and wondered if this is common procedure. She was very rough, and now I have a pain in my chest when I swallow or belch, which started when I got home and is putting me off eating. I'm going to ring them soon to check if that has happened before, but it's made me feel uneasy, and I feel like crying. I am so fed up of being badly treated by people at my local hospital. It has a bad name, and I can see why. They told me not to get the sedative, but this time I insisted. They didn't tell me any side effects from the sedative, and I got very nauseas later and had to look it up on Google. Because I was having sedative they didn't give me throat spray, which I feel would have helped since I wasn't fully out and felt a lot of pain.
What can I do to be treated with honesty and respect?
The worst of it is, the results were normal, as usual, so I am no closer to an answer. 5 years and still nothing. In fact, after all my tests and meds, the consultant casually said recently, "Well, it's not forced to be reflux causing your symptoms anyway!" Feel extremely low rigth now.
Edited to add: in addition, I wasn't advised as to whether I could have pain relief when I got home, something I only thought of later when I realised how sore I was. And when I was hooked up to the monitors after I came round, my heart thing was all over the place, and the yellow light on top kept flashing now and then with an alarm sound. The others around me were not doing that and their monitors were regular. No one came to check. I should have asked but I wasn't in a clear state of mind, I have only thought of this afterward but I remember being concerned at the time.
Post Edited (zeldagoblin) : 1/26/2012 3:22:24 AM (GMT-7)