Looking for advice
My mum (late 60’s) had emergency surgery almost 5 weeks ago after attending A&E with stomach pain. Lots of blood tests and a CT scan which showed a total blockage in her bowel.
Only 1 day of symptoms! Surgeon told us he was pleased with how the surgery went but they needed to fit a temporary colostomy. Visually everything else looked ok but said they needed to check lymph nodes.
Mum has recovered amazingly well from surgery and adapting well to the stoma.
She was told that histology results could take up to 4 weeks.
Just feel that we’re in limbo at the moment and don’t know what the next step is. She had a letter yesterday from her GP surgery asking her to make an appointment for a blood test and the next available appointment is not for another week and a half. Not sure what this is for and is this will delay and other test results.
I guess I’m wondering what the next steps are and what these blood tests are for. My mum doesn’t want to pressure them too much as can see the NHS is under extreme pressure but I can’t help think that weeks are passing and nobody has actually given a definitive diagnosis.
Thanks in advance