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  1. My story begins with becoming quite unwell the day following an extra-anatomic stent exchange procedure. I ask Twitter for advice...
  2. The immediate response from everyone was get myself to the ED. I did as I was told...
  3. I am assessed in the ED by the Urology SHO on call...
  4. As you can see I am being the typical 'difficult' doctor patient and finding it hard to switch off my Physician brain. After moving to the ward I cannot sleep and am inspired by the evening's experiences to tweet some observations about patient safety and compassion...
  5. The morning arrives and I am becoming increasingly annoyed by being referred to as bed 7 by everyone from the housekeeping staff to the nurses...
  6. The PTWR arrives. I feel like a circus act being surround by people standing over me. No-one gets down to my level. I am no better, neither are my observations. I am worried about antibiotic choice but no-one will listen...
  7. By this point I am very frightened. I have hospital phobia after my experiences in 2011 anyway, but I am in a ward feeling really ill and no-one is listening to me. I am frightened the sepsis will not resolve, that I will lose my stents, that given my left flank pain that my left stent may be blocked and I may have to have a nephrostomy. I am properly scared....
  8. Luckily I have friends in the hospital where I am and one of my dear friends who has been a fantastic support to me sorts it all out...
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