Hey all. Thanks in advance for reading this. I need advice.
My surgeon is giving me basically no aftercare and I don't know what to do.
As many of you know, after the surgery, I spent about 2 weeks vomiting profusely and not being able to keep anything down, even water. I called her office everyday crying and never got a response back. If I really bothered the nurses they would have her call me in prescriptions for different anti-nausea meds, but basically I took care of myself.
I took myself off of both my anti-biotics (I thought they were causing the vomiting, ) an dI called the office and told her, ----no response
I finally pulled off my fentanyl patch and my scopolamine patch myself (after vomiting so bad, that I was so dehydrated, that a home health nurse was going to send me to the ER since my skin was tenting, I could not make spit, and my urine was dark orange when I did pee)-----I called the office and told them ------guess what? no response
I put myself back on the percocet for pain and made my own dosages since I got no response from the doc.
My appt was supposed to be 3 weeks post op - on the 9th but they called and rescheduled - and THEN asked me what I was taking for meds.
Now I have increased pain and a growing lump above my incision - left message for doc yesterday - no response.
Called today again - no one in office - left message,
My doc does not have an answering service, jsut a voice mail that says if it's an emergency go tot ER, and if not leave a message and they will call you back on the next business day.
I am a little worried about this lump, I don;t know what to do???
Thanks in advance -