I am currently playing my role as a nurse and no I'm not very good at it. MJR had a sinus operation on Wednesday and came out of hospital yesterday having spent nearly 24 hours in the High Dependency Unit because of his oxygen levels and his diabetes. I went to see him on Thursday and spent about 3 hours sitting in the car in the hospital car park because he was still in HDU and I wasn't allowed to visit him until he was returned to the private wing. No we're not millionaires - we're in BUPA.
The reason why I spent so long sitting in the car was because having got a car parking space I was damned if I was giving it up! Car parking - like most hospitals - is a nightmare. Fortunately I'd provided myself with a book and a bottle of water and the hospital cafe was a short walk away so I survived the experience. It was a nice sunny days as well. When I finally got to see him he was patently obviously not well enough for visitors so I departed after about half an hour.
I went in early yesterday - there are no set visiting times for the private ward - and just as I was walking in through the door MJR rang to say he could go home so that was good timing. He is very sore has a certain amount of bruising and has blurred vision - which he was told he would have. So he's lying in bed asleep at the moment with my wrap-around sun shield sun glasses on!
If it was me I think I would have put up with the congestion - and several of the nurses said the same thing. Let's hope it's worked a bit better than the last two attempts. He's grumpy today when he's awake so I'm assuming he's getting better whatever he says.