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Postby Val G » Tue 02 Jan 2007 6:36 pm

After struggling through the last month or two I had another visit to casualty this morning. Within a couple of seconds I was told my stitch was loose, which I wasn't suprised. What was suprising was that I was told that he would inform my consultant's secretary, I thought they would take it out. My next appointment is not for a month! I tried phoning the secretary later today but she was not in work.They won't let me suffer like this till then-will they!!??

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Postby Gareth2 » Tue 02 Jan 2007 7:00 pm

Hi val.
I can really feel for your discomfort. which hospital do you attend? be job just keep at them and make a newsense to get action.

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Postby Val G » Tue 02 Jan 2007 7:06 pm

West Midlands Eye Centre at City Hospital - which is my place of work! does working for the NHS have any perks?

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Postby GarethB » Tue 02 Jan 2007 7:27 pm

Val,

Surprised the stitch was not taken out! Come over the the Coventry eye casualty at Walsgrave Hospital, they'll whip the stitch out in no time.
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Postby Val G » Tue 02 Jan 2007 7:51 pm

Might just do that if I get no joy tomorrow.

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Postby james mckinlay » Tue 02 Jan 2007 8:15 pm

thats a disgrace val anytime i have had a loose stitch i go to gartnavel hospital and they take it out there and then.

make a stand and dont settle for the poor treatment you recieved.

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anyways all you KC people get out there and try things you are scared to do it will amaze you the impact it has on your self esteem and confidence.

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Postby Andrew MacLean » Tue 02 Jan 2007 8:54 pm

My own experience is the same as that of James. If I were you I'd go back (easier since you are there anyway). If the duty ophthalmologist does not offer to remove your suture there and then, ask why not.

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Postby Val G » Tue 02 Jan 2007 9:20 pm

Trying not to sound ageist, I wonder if the bloke I saw is semi retired and maybe not 'confident' to take my continuous stitch out. I will be definately back in touch tomorrow.

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Postby Sweet » Wed 03 Jan 2007 12:02 am

Ooohhh ok. I sat here reading this thinking how unfair it was that they didn't take it out, until you added that it was a continuous stitch!?! That changes everything. If you take it out too early you are causing more damage so they probably want your consultant to look at it to make sure. Can't they just trim it a little? I know that most 'A & E' staff won't touch a continuous stitch but single ones are ok.

Working in the NHS has no perks. I work in 'A & E' but get nothing out of it! It would be nice to have a job with health insurance! LOL!

Hoping you work something out soon!

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Postby Andrew MacLean » Wed 03 Jan 2007 7:13 am

I am thinking that this is a good reason why you need to ask why the suture is not being removed. There is alkways the possibility that there is a good clinicalreason for not taking it out.

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