Not really a long tearm illness but it looks like this could take sometime to resolve so I figured I would post it here.
I had been having abdominal cramps for months. I went to my GP who booked me in for a scan. I went weeks with out hearing any update on when the scan would be performed. One day when the pain became very bad I had enough and went into A&E. I ended up spending the next two night in hospital and they inserted a jj stent. I was told I had a fairy large stone. I was discharged and told that I would be back in 2 weeks for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. When I got the appointment it was for 6 weeks time!
I went in for the lithotripsy and that went fine, it did not hurt like I expected. I was told I would be back again in 2 weeks. Again when I got the appointment it was for a further 5 weeks.
So I am now waiting on my second session of lithotripsy with no end in sight as I understand it may take several sessions.
Generally I am not in any pain but the steant means that I have had to take it easy. I can not do any vigorous exercise, if I do I am in severe pain. I had been very active in sport but have had to put all that on hold since I had the stent inserted back in July.
Has anyone on here been through this?