Stoned

oldwheels

Veteran
Just been destoned. Gall stone rather than kidney. A routine CT scan of a kidney with their new state of the art machine showed a stone stuck near the bottom of the bile duct. Oban hospital had an OMG reaction and sent me in a taxi (the ambulances were all busy ) to the nearest large hospital in Paisley at Nhs expense where I arrived in A&E at about 2000. Fed through the system and in a bed by 0130. Couple of days later had a procedure with an unfeasably long name which involved feeding a tube down my gullet as far as the bile duct. Bit of wire deployed to widen the duct but not enough to dislodge the stone so a balloon inflated above the stone which is then pulled out. If I lived local I would have been out the same day but being so far away kept for a couple of days and got an ambulance back to Oban.
This is why I like our Scottish NHS.
 

Slick

Veteran
Just been destoned. Gall stone rather than kidney. A routine CT scan of a kidney with their new state of the art machine showed a stone stuck near the bottom of the bile duct. Oban hospital had an OMG reaction and sent me in a taxi (the ambulances were all busy ) to the nearest large hospital in Paisley at Nhs expense where I arrived in A&E at about 2000. Fed through the system and in a bed by 0130. Couple of days later had a procedure with an unfeasably long name which involved feeding a tube down my gullet as far as the bile duct. Bit of wire deployed to widen the duct but not enough to dislodge the stone so a balloon inflated above the stone which is then pulled out. If I lived local I would have been out the same day but being so far away kept for a couple of days and got an ambulance back to Oban.
This is why I like our Scottish NHS.
Never really had much faith in Oban hospital after the Gupta saga but glad you are making a recovery.
 
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Sharky

Sharky

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Location
Kent
Been about a month now and still haven't passed it, but all pain has gone and blood tests have shown that my kidneys are performing as normal now. They had dipped a bit a few weeks ago. Consultant was happy with progress and said I may have passed it. So booked for another ct scan later this month to see if the stone is still there.

Hope you never suffer from one.
 
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oldwheels

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Slick I cannot recall the Gupta incident but in any case things change and their speed of passing me on quite impressed me. It was beyond their equipment and Paisley specialise so made sense to move me on.
 
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