Sigh...my general hospital experience


So like I stated in my last post, the first time I would ever be admitted into any hospital was for the laparoscopy I had recently. I have always been a perfectly healthy child, asides from minor malaria, burns and little wounds, me and hospitals had no business. I remember taking one drip sha when I was 9 but I did not sleep in the hospital.


Since I traveled 3days after my surgery, automatically my post surgery check-up had to be in Nigeria. One of the reason why I did not want my surgery done is Germany is that now I have a Surgery report in German which was not translated, so the doctors here are doing the examination all over again.
My father works in a General hospital and the man decided I have to seek medical advice in one of the hospitals. I have heard tales of how people are treated in all these General hospitals. Gov. Fashola disguised as a patient once received shabby treatments at some of these hospitals. I tell you the madness that goes on in the place is better told as gist than experienced.

Because of my father, I have cut a long line short and have been attended to without having to spend the whole of my day and there was this particular day the old man insisted I experience the whole madness. Sometimes the staffs of the General hospital are not to blame, some patients can be so unruly and extremely rude, but I think they can actually exercise more patience.  There are who people get to the hospital as early as 4.30am just to make sure they get their names on the list for a doctor who would come to work by 10am. There are doctors who after 1 or 2 hours will stop attending to patients just to go deal with a personal appointment or business.

I spent 4 hours just to get my blood drawn for less than 5mins. I got to the hospital by 8am as directed the day before and met this really long queue. When I asked, the people said they had submitted a list by 6am and they were been called from that list. I sha went to ask the woman drawing the blood and she said I should go sit down. I went to sit down and I was told that the chair was for people collecting their results. I found another chair; those ones said their category is different. They were there for a specific type of test. I went back to meet the woman to ask where exactly we were to sit and she started shouting that we should all go and sit down and stop disturbing her. As in, I was frustrated and I called my dad, the man said I should sha sit there and come and give him report of my experience which I refused to give before some people will now start swearing for somebody.  I was supposed to have an abdominal scan done that day, but madam consultant, who only comes 3days a week decided to take that Friday off.

The abdominal scan and blood test which I had was to determine if I had ulcer as diagnosed by the doctor I consulted. My symptom was nausea and vomit, the first question I was asked my all 3 doctors I met including my dad was if I was pregnant. The consulting doctor was so sure I was pregnant and I simply told her asked her why a doctor would go ahead and cut me open for a laparoscopy if I was pregnant. Since I was not pregnant, she then diagnosed that I probably have ulcer. Despite the ulcer/pregnancy which was suspected, I was given malaria drugs to take.

Thank God, surgery from Germany went well, 2weeks back the doctor found a tiny cyst growing in the other ovary which she said I should not worry about. On Friday, I had another scan  which was to check if I have Peptic ulcer and she said the cyst is no longer there, so right now I am cyst free. Like the doctor told me in Germany, they never can tell if it will come back, as seen my right ovary is at risk of growing new cysts.

For now I am grateful for life and I am ready to have my life back. The last 1 month has been crazy for me; I was scared particularly when I was told the right ovary had cysts in it. The hospital business is over for now and hopefully it is for a very long time.

Thank you all once again for the love and prayers, I really appreciate you all.

♥  Lara

'Lara A

23 comments:

  1. Thank God for life and health. I pray you remain cyst free.

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  2. Grace, Grace and more Grace. Courage... Stay strong. Better days ahead. Blessings

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  3. thank God for your health, make sure you take care of yourself and relax. Hugs!

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  4. Hugss. I'm glad that you had your father to ensure that you get good medical follow up. glad that you are now free of hospitals and cyst free. May God grant you permanent good health!

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  5. I pray that everything continues to go well for you, Lara. Take care and God bless.

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  6. Thank God your health is getting better and you are cyst free. General hospitals in Nigeria are all the same. May God help us.

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  7. God is good! I am really happy you are feeling good. Take care.

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  8. Thank God you're ok.
    Take care

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  9. Thank God for your health. I have been to the general hospital once and i know that the nurses are not nice at all

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  10. General hospital eh, house of crazies..glad its all behind you..

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  11. so happy for you my dear, Blessings and more.

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  12. hugs* glad you are better. i have tales from my own experience at general hospital when i was trying to dig deeper into my shortness of breathe issue

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  13. Really glad that episode is behind you now. I pray it doesn't re-occur.

    But I must say, you were treated with kid gloves for a General Hospital. lol!

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  14. Thank God you're fine. General hospitals are just bleh

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  15. Awww... Thank God!!! May God heal you completely. Amen.

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  16. Thank God you are alive, that is most important dear. The devil is a liar. Anyway first time here and following. Hope you don't mind following me too. Thanks

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  17. I thank God for your life o.

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  18. General hospitals and their ish...thank God its all over. ((Hugs))

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  19. Pele Lara, Gosh!! I feel like you are writing my story. Ovarian cyst, surgery, malaria and ulcer. I didn't write about the malaria and ulcer cos I was just like "what is all this for heaven's sake???" It is well sha. It is well. God will perfect your healing (and mine) in Jesus name!!

    Don't worry about anything. Be happy!

    SOrry about the general hospital experience. I would have burst into tears there.

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    1. Yes oh, God will perfect our healing...found out the suspected malaria and ulcer symtoms were post surgery after-effects. It is well, I think I have grown a thick skin to the Nigerian bullshit.

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    2. Looll, Nigerian bullshit. It is well. I didn't know about the post-surgery effects o. Thanks for the education.

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  20. The experience at General Hospitals is not always a pleasurable one..
    Thank God you're doing fine..

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