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Unfortunately I had to rush my wife into hospital this afternoon, because of her gallbladder infection and excruciating pain associated with it.
My wife was diagnosed with gallstones last April (2017) and because of her other medical conditions, and her compromised immune system, she was admitted to our local hospital seven (7) times last year alone, for this same problem. Because of her other health conditions the local hospital will not operate on her because they do not have an ICU.
Again due to one of her conditions (Whole body primary Lymphoedema), which means that she is carrying around in excess of 10kg of fluid that cannot be removed from her body, and her size, there are only a few Surgeons that will operate on her. Having been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes over two years ago (September 2015), she has lost 10 stone in weight, and is still loosing a about a 1lb a week. At the last weigh in in January this year she was 126kg which is 19stone 12oz or thereabouts. In August 2015 she was in excess of 29 stone (188kg)
She has been referred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and a specialist has added her to his list earlier this year, however we have been told his waiting list is over a year long, and we are not happy to wait that long.
Maybe with this flaring up again they will all get together and get this operation done at the earliest opportunity, but I doubt it.