I didn't have a good night's sleep, as my pain intensified and had to have Oramorph and Paracetamol at 4.15am and again later this morning, but even this strong dosage didn't relieve my pain. It has been very difficult waiting for my CT results from 6pm yesterday until 10.30am today – you obviously imagine all kinds of stuff. I managed to be the first patient in the shower this morning before breakfast, even though I was exhausted – I didn't want to miss the doctor's round.
Saw Consultant Mr Redwood at 10.30am who unbelievably said they found nothing on my CT scan.... I was at least expecting a kidney stone! He said 'Number 1, you don't need to be in hospital now’ (so being discharged) 'but Number 2, I feel you need further investigation and we will see you in our outpatient's clinic in a few weeks time', which may then involve an MRI scan. I'm guessing that in the 'old days' I would have been kept in, but being a weekend, with bed shortages and Covid, I'm sure they already have someone lined up for my bed! So going home today, when my discharge letter and medication has been done. I have to continue with the antibiotics to get rid of the urine infection (goodness knows how I got that) but as another member of staff said to me this morning, NHS staff are not very good at drinking enough when we are working and that could be why. Looking forward to my veggie roast dinner shortly!