Feeling badlylet down
Just over 2 years ago my husband became ill with what our doctor said was urine infection. He was given antibiotics and he improved but 3 times it came back and doctors gave him stronger antibiotics. Eventually he went for a diabetes check and was told his kidneys weren't working. He was sent to see a consultant in May last year who examined him and said he needed a Turps operation and was put on the waiting list. He told him he would sort out his problem and things would be fine. Eventually after pestering the hospital for a date ( I was due to go in for a hip replacement end of November) they gave him a date and he had the Turps beginning of November. 2 weeks later a nurse at the hospital rang to tell us they wanted to see us as they had found cancer. We were shocked to say the least. After further consultations blood tests MRI scan, and Bone scan they told us he has advanced prostrate cancer and it has spread to his bones in 3 areas. He is now on hormone replacement injections which will not get rid of the cancer but hopefully contain it. He is feeling well at the moment. We were advised to write to PALS. This week we received a letter back from the hospital in the form of an apology saying back last May the consultant had recommended a Turps within 6 weeks and it was advanced cancer at that stage. Lots more things went wrong in between but too numerous to name. The hospital said if we wish to take it further to contact their legal department and wish him well with future treatment. We feel so let down. Our lives turned around. We are still trying to be positive and enjoy each day. Our family say we should pursue it. We have not yet decided but would hate this to happen to anyone else so we may go ahead. I had my op and am now well on the mend and gradually getting fitter and more active again. I was grateful to the hospital (different one) for how I was treated.