So, i've felt great for just over a year now. A few nights ago I had a bowel obstruction and ended up in hospital. I waited until the pain was unbearable and my husband took me to ED at 2am. Several shots of morphine later the fight began over my APS and Raynaud's. I knew I had cover from Rivaroxaban for 36 to 48 hours so knew any surgery wasn't happening anytime soon (I hoped!) and got the surgery team to agree with this strategy. Being a bit hazy when they came to me with 'your meds' and after 36 hours I got 1x100mg aspirin. OK- but where's the rest of my regular meds?
Saturday morning is not a good time to educate junior doctors who have no idea about treating the 'whole' patient as opposed to being blinkered and seeing only what is in front of them! After a wait of several hours I was allowed a shot of heparin after telling them if I had a PE or stroke it would be on their heads. (Pain killers still working at this stage, so I could fight!) 6 attempts at an NG tube failed (my personal worst horror as far as intervention goes) and 8 attempted cannulas with various doctors and finally begging them to get an U/S machine before allowing them near me again. Finally got one in late Thurs evening and told staff to keep an eye on it. After nearly 24 hours with no sleep I went to the land of nod and woke up not being able to bend my arm, which was so hard and swollen because the cannula had tissued. Fortunately bowel eventually started to work again and I was finally allowed to go home when I did a poo. (Sorry for TMI!)
It's Mother's day here today so I was able to come home much relieved, in all ways!! It's cold where I am so I'm going to take advantage of my bed and electric blanket