Late last march i had to have a quarter sised kidney surgically removed from my left kidney through my back. For months i was in constant pain and sick. I had prescription after prescription of pain meds. For months my doctor would not listen to me when i tried to tell them something was wrong. They sent me to a local ultrasound facility multiple times. Nothing ever came back. They would give me pain meds and bill my insurance and send me on my way. Finally i crawled into their office in tears, my husband had to call them from work and yell at them to see me and treat me. They found an 8mm stone and forced me to try to pass it without assistance over the weekend. Sunday i ended up in the er with a quarter sised kidney stone. I have a pacemaker, i am 23. i have never had stones before.I ended up having to be put under and have surgery that was life threatening, and i could have lost my kidney. All because for months they wouldnt listen to me when i would tell them something was wrong. And almost a year later i still get pain around the surgical scar, but not in my kidney. Its still puffy. And they are repeat billing me when i paid my care off last year because somehow they managed to max my medical benefits. I dont have insurance anymore! I cant afford to have my back checked if they left something in there. I suffered for months on pain meds without proper diagnosis and then had to go through horrible withdrawls after the surgery in front of all of my coworkers and i was a high finance investor!! i went over my medical bills and my first visit to them was in mid october of 2011. they didnt take proper action with my care until march 2012. so thats 6 months of constant pain, pain meds, and lack of proper diagnosis that could have caused me to lose my left kidney.
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