ill do my best to keep this as short as possible! Last year i had knee reconstruction, the operation went fine but afterwards my leg was stuck straight for about 3 months cos i was in a cast for so long! To bend my leg again i had whats called a manipulation where they basically knock me out and put my leg in a machine that snaps it then bends it for me... heres the weird bit.. although that sounds like agony apparently its not, they told me i would wake up in recovery and maybe just have a slight pain in my knee.. ...when i woke up in recovery i was SCREAMING my head off! for some reason they had put a cast on me and i had a mad burning feeling on my thigh! i have never felt anything so horrible in all my life! the nurses ran over , started holding me down to the bed cos i was trying to get up , they gave me ashit load of morphine , that calmed me a bit... ...for some reason the head nurse refused to believe there was anything wrong with me , she told me to grow up and act like a man :0 they refused me water, i BEGGED for a drink and she told all the nurses to leave me alone, closed the curtain on me and said you can have a drink when you grow up.. and just left me.. LUCKILY! one of the nurses could tell there was something not right, she went behind the head nurses back and went and got my surgeon.. he came in after about 20 mins, and was going mad askin why i was in so much pain.. he brought massive scissors with him and started cutting away at the cast... as soon as a bit was cut off i ripped the cast off with my hands.. on my thigh was MASSIVE cut and it was bruised as fuck! the surgeon went mad.. they had put a cast on me when they shouldnt have and it had been cut into a point which had stuck into my leg and the heat of it had burnt all the surrounding area! basically it was like getting stabbed with a hot blade :/ anyway , they didnt bother treating it... they just stuck a plaster on it and told me to take it off in two days... and when i did, it looked like this... mingin ey? it was like that for MONTHS! i had to go to the drs everyday for 3 months to have it cleaned and scraped... trust , that hurt!! i couldnt have a showa with out a massive cover on my hole leg for 6 months nor could i lie on my left side for six months .. it went a million different colours , and the hospital gave me the wrong meds and let it get infected... TWICE! now it is a massive scar about 1.5 inches wide , 4 inches long and half a cm deep! ..... i have had a complaint going on for ages, they admitted fault straight away. my suregon gave me a formal apology and im going to get a settlement!! i got a meeting on wedneday with a nhs solisiter! im not sure how much i will get?! but either way after going through hell i hope its a tidy amount!! anyway , fuck the nhs!! story over!!