Thanks @Jen75 and @tntlamb.
What an interesting experience I’ve had! You’ve got to love our NHS, really you do. Scan was ‘normal’. No idea what the blood tests said but obviously not of any concern. And obviously the pain I’m suffering from is not acute pancreatitis as I’m not curling into a ball and screaming for my Mum. And obviously my gallbladder is ok too since that was scanned too. But I’m still obviously suffering something and whilst it’s eased a little today, I’m not really happy to be wandering around with this level of gut/stomach pain along with everything else PsA is doing to me presently. Appetite has disappeared, I’m struggling to eat anything much since Sunday. I’ve eaten couple of pieces of toast per day and that’s it. I am drinking lots of water but I don’t fancy anything like a coffee or a fruit juice or anything similar. Yesterday I had a temperature and my blood pressure was too high. Today I’ve no temperature and my blood pressure is down but not enough. My normal blood pressure is the low side of normal.
So I asked the registrar who was dealing with me, so then what’s causing this? This man has a pretty poor grasp of English as it’s not his first language and he’s not yet fluent. He’s also got a large beer belly and did that beer belly waddle. Keep that vision in your head now.
So he said ‘you need to lose weight’ and that’s not wrong I do. So I said but what’s causing this pain? His reply was ‘perhaps it was a muscle strain from being overweight’? I don’t have a beer belly, neither do I waddle like he does. So I told him that comment was simply medically unprofessional and walked out the door. What actually bothered me the most was that this room was filled with patients some of whom were incredibly overweight, far more than me or him and they heard that! So I’ve made a complaint.
And I’m no further forward but at least feeling not as crap as yesterday and obviously given my complete lack of appetite presently, have probably lost a couple of pounds anyway! I’ve left a message for my GP to call me. But given the strain they’re under that will take more than a few days.