Nothing is ever as easy as it's supposed

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Nothing is ever as easy as it's supposed
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Sun, 07-04-2010 - 8:45pm

to be is it? Since we decided to do a spinal rather than full anethesia, I ended up with a headache from the spinal by early Friday morning (after very little sleep, between my roommate who cleared her throat ever 20 seconds on average, EXCEPT when she was snoring to beat but, and machines beeping and going off all the time and then the nurse saying he would be right back to take my vitals and disappearing for 1 hr 20 minutes). I mentioned it to 2 different nurses who basically blew it off. Yesterday DH called the doctor about it and he said if I still had it today we had to go back in for a procedure. So off we went today for a blood patch. Headache is better, not 100% gone though, so I might have to repeat it tomorrow. In the meantime I am to stay flat on my back again. Sigh.

Did I mention the hospital is old and run down and not clean? Like I don't think leaving gauze on the floor is sanitary, or pulling cords out of the garbage can for that matter, and WTF is up with the nurse taking notes on her glove?

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Mon, 07-05-2010 - 8:47am
I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble after the surgery!

 


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Mon, 07-05-2010 - 11:57am
Mic, I hope your recovery goes smoothly now and that you're back up on your feet soon.
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Mon, 07-05-2010 - 12:19pm

yes there was the one day strike last month and then they had another deadline (tomorrow) but they have reached a tentative agreement and need to sign. It apparently is the same contract they had so does not address the staffing issues. Sigh. But at least the nurses aren't losing beni's.

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Mon, 07-05-2010 - 12:21pm
forgot to add my headache at the moment is gone. YAE! My back is back to square one but that will feel better eventually.
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Tue, 07-06-2010 - 12:03am
Oh so glad to hear your headache is gone! I've heard those are TERRIBLY Painful! Hope your back feels better soon! Hospital sounds gross! Glad you got out of there so quickly so you could get some rest and begin to heal.
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Mon, 07-12-2010 - 10:50pm
Mic, spinal headaches are the worst. Glad the blood patch worked for you. How have you been feeling? Made a full recovery yet or still working on it?


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Tue, 07-13-2010 - 8:53pm
feeling pretty good aside from my usual fatigue, a bit of abdomen pain now and then but very little.
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