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Cheer me up - stuck in hospital in Paris

(61 Posts)
thekingfisher Mon 21-Oct-13 11:09:11

I could do with cheering up ... Came away for 2 nights to Paris with dh and ds10 had major fibroid haemorrhage last night and was blue lighted to hospital 3 hours of surgery doing d&c and emboli station then blood transfusion.

So so scared and now feeling as though I have been run over by a bus not unsurprisingly . Have to stay for another night the get further surgery - prob hysterectomy and may need further transfusion tonight. Dh and ds now gone up Eiffel Tower I am lying in bed with massive weird knickers 3 drips and huge pad on - plus I l

Gatekeeper Fri 01-Nov-13 16:30:00

Glad to see you feeling a bit better; i would be scared by the op too but will make a big difference. My sister suffered for years with fibroids and ended up needing a blood transfusion before they finally did a hysterectomy. fibroids filled the whole of her uterus!

bigbrick Thu 31-Oct-13 12:20:31

Good that you are feeling better and all the best for your operation. Best wishes

SthingMustBeScaringThemAway Thu 31-Oct-13 08:19:46

Pleased to hear you're ok and everything is under control. I hope your Dh and Ds have recovered as well.

Good luck with the surgery.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Thu 31-Oct-13 08:11:55

Good news theking!

A friend went through this last year, the hysterectomy was scary but she is so much better after, she was able to go back to work as before she had to run off because of the bleedings. Thankfully she has a very understanding boss.

flowers

thekingfisher Thu 31-Oct-13 07:58:50

Thought I would update for all those who kept me company. I'm finally feeling much better than I did though still tired after being too busy . I have had had anothe blood test and HB levels going in right direction it was 10.7 on Tuesday so a significant improvement from 8 and hopefully the iron they gave me will continue to do its work.

In other news having has 2 consultants spots am now booked I for a hysterectomy on 27th nov so can finally but issues to bed . I am very scared about this but seems to be the least worst solution. I have found my way on to the hysterectomy thread so am getting lots of good support there

Again Thankyou for all the help and support smile

PetiteRaleuse Wed 23-Oct-13 10:39:53

That's great re your mum. Hospital admin in France is painfully slow, chucking an international fax number into the equation will have confused them grin at least you will be able to go, explain what happened, show them your discharge papers and get yourself checked if need be.

thekingfisher Wed 23-Oct-13 09:29:55

Thanks to all including twitter links to tommy cooper jokes v v funny. Had ok night sleep still feel like I've been hit by a bus... But good news my mum has come to stay for as long as I need her smile

Have drs at 11.20 however they have not received anything from hospital in Paris yet so fingers crossed something gets produced before I get there....

Thanks for all the support and help I will update when I know morexx

BillyGoatintheBuff Wed 23-Oct-13 09:03:23

Hope you are getting on ok. Thinking of you. Let us know if you are feeling a bit better today.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Wed 23-Oct-13 08:56:51

Hope you are feeling better today and the referral will go smoothly. flowers

Gatekeeper Tue 22-Oct-13 19:28:36

I bet your bed feels like the best place on earth tonight; here's to a good night sleep and feeling a bit better tomorrow

Sorry for my silly jokes/twitter links. Everyone else has been very supportive and I have sent you shallow stuff blush But brew here's hoping you feel well enough for a joke soon

PetiteRaleuse Tue 22-Oct-13 18:11:59

Well done I think you've been pretty brave tackling a journey like that. I'd have asked the insurqnce to cough up for some resting up time in a plush hotel smile

bigbrick Tue 22-Oct-13 17:50:50

Hope all ok for you - best wishes

thekingfisher Tue 22-Oct-13 17:46:52

In taxi now on way home hopefully no more than an hour or so. Thanks for all your support and help for last 36 hours. Mumsnet always here when you need her !

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Tue 22-Oct-13 14:12:11

Oh take care! There used to be a good restaurant at Gare du Nord while you wait. You can sleep in the TGV later, hopefully.

thekingfisher Tue 22-Oct-13 13:36:53

At the Eurostar so one bit of journey down, feel like an old old woman.... Train is in 11/2 hrs, then 2 1/2 hrs to train then 11/2 hrs home in taxi .... 5 1/2 hrs till I can get into bed.....

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Tue 22-Oct-13 11:06:34

I have PM you as soon as I saw it, hope it is not too late. But what raleuse said would work.
Good luck on your way back.

PetiteRaleuse Tue 22-Oct-13 10:38:02

The basics will be on your discharge papers. Good luck with the trip home, take it very easy, and hope the French hospital system hasn't been too traumatic.

PetiteRaleuse Tue 22-Oct-13 10:36:48

You are welcome. If they write out, in medical French, your symptoms, surgery and other treatment, give you a copy of your bloods from this morning and any other they took, and your discharge prescription the UK doctors will be able to work it out - medical French and medication names are pretty similar.

I have shown French blood reports to UK doctors over thg years and they have always been able to understand it.

thekingfisher Tue 22-Oct-13 10:33:24

I have all my discharge papers so can go when I want - the first train we could get us at 4 so didn't want to be hanging about station too long. Dh coming in an hour to help me get dressed packed up. But gynae yesterday said that they would wait to receive a fax from my dr asking the questions .....

V frustrating

thekingfisher Tue 22-Oct-13 10:31:13

Many many many thanks xxxx

PetiteRaleuse Tue 22-Oct-13 10:25:36

Reading back not perfect at all but they will definitely understand smile

thekingfisher Tue 22-Oct-13 10:25:14

Tks have just pm'd mousetiere

Swear words also helpful!

PetiteRaleuse Tue 22-Oct-13 10:24:57

Mon médécin traitant au Royaume Uni me demande de lui fournir une lettre de votre part pour lui expliquer les soins que j'ai reçu lors de mon admission chez vous, afin de pouvoir procéder aux démarches nécessaires pour la suite.

Not perfect but they will understand. Normally when you were admitted you will have given them the name and address of your GP in the UK - did they ask this of you or your DH? They are supposed to write to them anyway but if they didn't this will jog them along. You might need to start harassing them now if you want to be out by 4 though.

CallMeNancy Tue 22-Oct-13 10:20:17

Sorry, rusty French isn't good enough for that.
I can however offer you a variety of swear words

Just bumping for a French speaker.

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