Thursday, 28 March 2013

My child now has a dentist phobia

Well things did not go as planned today with Michael's tooth extraction, he had really prepared himself and knew he would have a needle being 8 years old this was a big concern but he coped fine with this part even though the dentist could of used a numbing gel prior to this and never,  I was so proud of my boy then things started to go wrong, as soon as the dentist gave him the anaesthetic he got the instruments to remove Michael's tooth, I did ask if he needed to wait for it to go numb as I always have, I was told no....... this is when things went wrong Michael said he could feel everything and it was hurting but the dentist assured me it was just the pressure he could feel, Michael went hysterical shouting it was hurting, I was starting to panic as I could see in my son's face he was scared and then the dreaded asthma kicked in...... after a few tugs and pushes and some blood I was told he is not going to let me do this today, come back when he can no longer bear the pain he will let me do it then, OK so he may have been panicking but he is only 8 years old and this was scary for him, it was so traumatic he ended up having a asthma attack in the car......... I feel so sorry for my son his little face is swollen and he is in pain, I called the dental ward at alder hey and explained my situation, that I thought my son would never enter a dentist surgery again they have agreed to see Michael, he is terrified that someone is going to look at his teeth again and I can not blame him, my child will never sit in a dentist chair again without fear in his face.
I am looking for a new dentist preferably a child friendly one.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Endometriosis hysterectomy not really a cure

I had my hysterectomy nearly 3 years ago, and I really thought that it was the best solution for my endometriosis, I was never told that the endometriosis could return until this year I started getting pains again and thought no it can not be back then 3 weeks ago I was in agony, I visited my GP who told me no it could not be back and she carried out various blood tests, the pain continued so I returned seeing a different doctor and she said endometriosis can return and I needed to see a gyny consultant, I have seen the consultant who has explained that the endometriosis could be back on different organs maybe my bowel or bladder causing the pain, I have been so bad I ended up in casualty, now I am booked in for a laparoscopy on Wednesday and dosed up on tramadol and various other pain relief, I just do not understand why I had major surgery and was never advised that it could come back.

Endometriosis is a really painful disease and I have suffered for so long, I will post more regarding my journey with this disease and the results of wednesdays findings.

Make sure you are sure if offered a hysterectomy for endometriosis that you know it can come back and is not always the answer.

bad teeth, asthma steroids or antibiotics

Today I feel so emotional, my baby boy (ok not so baby but 8 years old) needs to have one of his back teeth removed after suffering for a few weeks with it, he always had such beautiful teeth and when he was younger had severe asthma and hearing problems and I really think the medications have damaged his teeth, I know this is not my fault as he would have been so poorly without the medication, no win situation.  One time he was given a prescription for 6 months of antibiotics to be taken over the winter months to help stop his eardrums perforating, he has been on steroids for over 6 years and I really feel for him, what mother does not want beautiful teeth for their children, I am picking him up from school at 2pm and dentist at 3pm I have not told him yet as I did not want him to worry, although he does know it is going to happen he just does not know it is going to be today ....... wish him and me luck.