allykatb: (pain)
( Jun. 27th, 2006 05:13 pm)
Here a picture of the gash made during surgery. Warning, it's kind of gross.

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/35445517/
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allykatb: (pain)
( Jun. 27th, 2006 05:13 pm)
Here a picture of the gash made during surgery. Warning, it's kind of gross.

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/35445517/
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I only had to stay one night in hospital. They put a drain in my neck and sent me home with it. I had to empty it twice. It was really gross. I went back to the hospital today and got the drain out. It was the weirdest feeling ever. I had a lot of problems this morning. My appointment was for 10am with Dr Matthews. I got a phone call at 9:10 saying that I was supposed to be there at 8:30 for an appointment with some other doctor. Then, when we finally got it all sorted out, Dad and the doctor got into an argument.

Dad: Before you take that out, can you change your gloves? I just noticed that you touched the door handle and coughed onto the back of your hand.
Dr: Oh, it's not a sterile procedure.
Dad: What?!
Dr: Yes, none of this is sterilized.
Dad: Well, that's why there are so many hospital infections.
Dr: Are you some sort of expert on this?
Dad: I'm an informed patient.

The doctor never did change his gloves. I had a HOLE in my neck and he didn't see a need to sterilize anything? The good news is that I think every thing's okay, but still. If the patient asks you to change gloves, it's probably a good idea (and easier) to just do it.

Other than that I've been doing okay since coming home. I threw up yesterday, but luckily I hadn't eaten anything at that point. I ache everywhere on my upper body, but that's to be expected. I got a look at the back of my neck today and the cut is huge. It goes all the way across my neck and is black with stitches. The only other bad thing with my neck right now is that they had to shave some of my hair. Then, they didn't bother to take away the hair they had shaved, so it got all matted with my other hair. Mom spent an hour and a half last night brushing my hair and cleaning out the dried and matted blood. I feel so much better now, but it's still weird to reach back and feel shaved hair.

That's pretty much everything that's happened lately. I'm spending most of my time sleeping and relaxing in the recliner. So, I'm going to go back to sleep now.
I only had to stay one night in hospital. They put a drain in my neck and sent me home with it. I had to empty it twice. It was really gross. I went back to the hospital today and got the drain out. It was the weirdest feeling ever. I had a lot of problems this morning. My appointment was for 10am with Dr Matthews. I got a phone call at 9:10 saying that I was supposed to be there at 8:30 for an appointment with some other doctor. Then, when we finally got it all sorted out, Dad and the doctor got into an argument.

Dad: Before you take that out, can you change your gloves? I just noticed that you touched the door handle and coughed onto the back of your hand.
Dr: Oh, it's not a sterile procedure.
Dad: What?!
Dr: Yes, none of this is sterilized.
Dad: Well, that's why there are so many hospital infections.
Dr: Are you some sort of expert on this?
Dad: I'm an informed patient.

The doctor never did change his gloves. I had a HOLE in my neck and he didn't see a need to sterilize anything? The good news is that I think every thing's okay, but still. If the patient asks you to change gloves, it's probably a good idea (and easier) to just do it.

Other than that I've been doing okay since coming home. I threw up yesterday, but luckily I hadn't eaten anything at that point. I ache everywhere on my upper body, but that's to be expected. I got a look at the back of my neck today and the cut is huge. It goes all the way across my neck and is black with stitches. The only other bad thing with my neck right now is that they had to shave some of my hair. Then, they didn't bother to take away the hair they had shaved, so it got all matted with my other hair. Mom spent an hour and a half last night brushing my hair and cleaning out the dried and matted blood. I feel so much better now, but it's still weird to reach back and feel shaved hair.

That's pretty much everything that's happened lately. I'm spending most of my time sleeping and relaxing in the recliner. So, I'm going to go back to sleep now.
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( May. 25th, 2006 04:10 pm)
So, I didn't go to work today. I called in at 6:45 and told the baker (there was no management staff there) that I was stuck in bed. I then went back to sleep until 10:30. When I did get up I could hardly stand, which made having a shower interesting, and I then proceeded to spend the day sitting in my comfy chair with my computer and my cat. When mom got home she took me to the doctor who said I have a mild strain. Now, lucky me, I get to have x-rays done. And physio. Yay.
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allykatb: (Default)
( May. 25th, 2006 04:10 pm)
So, I didn't go to work today. I called in at 6:45 and told the baker (there was no management staff there) that I was stuck in bed. I then went back to sleep until 10:30. When I did get up I could hardly stand, which made having a shower interesting, and I then proceeded to spend the day sitting in my comfy chair with my computer and my cat. When mom got home she took me to the doctor who said I have a mild strain. Now, lucky me, I get to have x-rays done. And physio. Yay.
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( May. 24th, 2006 07:19 pm)
Everywhere! Pain through my entire body! My legs hurt, my back aches, my feet are killing me, my arms feel like they're going to fall off. You get the idea. I have knees and ankle braces on and a vibrating, heating thing on my back. I was fine until I had 3 hours left on my shift. Then everything just started hurting. I think I might have pulled something, or at least strained it. I'm going to see if Mom'll drive me to the Medistop when she gets home and I might not be going to work tomorrow. It means no cash training, but oh well. I hurt too much to care.

In other news, I have an interview on Friday for a job out at a summer camp. I might be able to quite at Tim Horton's!

Also, I got to go to a wedding last Saturday. My godsister married a cowboy. A very tall cowboy (6'5"). She's 4'11". The kiss was quite amusing. The wedding was out at Rafter 6 Ranch, which was cool. We didn't stay very long though. There's only so long I can sit and make pleasant conversation with strangers.

Anyway, I'm going to go back to my CSI and hope that things stop hurting soon.
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( May. 24th, 2006 07:19 pm)
Everywhere! Pain through my entire body! My legs hurt, my back aches, my feet are killing me, my arms feel like they're going to fall off. You get the idea. I have knees and ankle braces on and a vibrating, heating thing on my back. I was fine until I had 3 hours left on my shift. Then everything just started hurting. I think I might have pulled something, or at least strained it. I'm going to see if Mom'll drive me to the Medistop when she gets home and I might not be going to work tomorrow. It means no cash training, but oh well. I hurt too much to care.

In other news, I have an interview on Friday for a job out at a summer camp. I might be able to quite at Tim Horton's!

Also, I got to go to a wedding last Saturday. My godsister married a cowboy. A very tall cowboy (6'5"). She's 4'11". The kiss was quite amusing. The wedding was out at Rafter 6 Ranch, which was cool. We didn't stay very long though. There's only so long I can sit and make pleasant conversation with strangers.

Anyway, I'm going to go back to my CSI and hope that things stop hurting soon.
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