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Tamra Magill Clifton
Dec 17, 2016
On October 25, 2016 i went to work like every day. I was bound and determined to have perfect attendance. That idea came crashing down that morning. I told a friend of mine i was in pain and that i tjought that i should go and see a Dr. She recomended Urgent Care. I went and started to experience excruciating pain. When the Dr on duty came in to see me she suspected it was an appendix issue. From there i went to the local emergency room. I dont even remember driving thete. They took me direcyly to a room and my husband showed up. I was examined, tested and admitted. During the course of all this a Dr showed up and said i had an appendix that needed to come out and i also had a large liver cyst. We asked all about my condition and was informed that there were no liver specialists locally. She said she could take care of the appendix but not the liver. Off to surgery i went. I woke up in my room in more pain than before surgery. I cried and couldnt understand why i was still in such pain. I stayed in the hospital three days and was sent homr. One week later i was back in the ER with exctuciating pain. No real exolination was given. I was prescribed pain meds and sent home. I was told by my Dr befor i lfet the hospital the first time to come back three weeks later to gave the staples removed and she would have a referal for me with a liver specialist. Once i finally went back for the stapke removal i was crusshed to find out no referak had been made yet. I had to tell her to make the referal nefore i left. She said she did. After a week and no word from the referal, i took it uppon myself to call them. They said they didnt recieve the rrgeral for me. I went back and forth about tjis for three days until it was finally straightned out. I finally saw a liver specialist on November 30. He ordered additional testing over the next two werks and now has refered me to see the director of the liver transfer department. I am so ready to have tjis cyst removed. I am looking foreward to the pain stopping and healing to begin.lcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.