Oh what a learning curve I am on, was taken in last week with appendicitis, They were thinking of operating on the friday but did not have time so operated on the saturday, Always wondered how people managed without nil by mouth now I know, too ill to want and your body goes into protective mode.
They would not operate on me on Friday due to my copd and not many staff around.
The most frightening point for me was coming out of the operation apparently I was down for ages ,
I had key hole surgery, but with everything else seemed slow to recover, I was put on a hip and knee ward, and the nurses admitted they did not know how to treat me, On Monday the nurses wanted rid of me, they made it plain, they need the bed, but the surgeon did not want me to go, by Tuesday however the nurses could not have made it more plain.
What no-one seemed to acknowledge was the coughing is making it very sore.
For all that I could not fault the staff on the ward, they were zoo short staffed, you felt guilty to ring the bell, we were in a room of 4 people so tended to wait till one person rang then got the at the same time.
I was pleased I was not on bedpans as the ladies were having to wait 3/4 hour for bed pans
When I left hospital I have come home with my own pharmacy that much medication and pain relief.
Whilst in hospital thankfully I was aware of my medication, but because things were not right on my repeat prescription half my meds were not issued to me. One of the main things they said was sort it out when you see your doctor.
So upon being at the surgery yesterday I request a time for a review, I got back well is it on your meds time for a review, Me--no, her well we don't normally give one, me--njot even if the hospital has requested one.... her oh well ring in next week I have no appointments hrmffff
I feel sometimes that maybe I should be recoverying quicker but I am not , thought this was the idea of key hole surgery , but sometimes the slightest movement sends me into a wimpering banshee, and try and explain the copd cough to someone, how it rips.......
All I can say is its beginning of the year hope thats it...lol