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Saturday, 20 March 2010

Sick nursing

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.

5 comments:

kcm said...

I can understand why MJR wanted the operation. Unless you've had recurred sinusitis you can't know how painful and debilitating it can be. I had a sinus operation some 10 years or more ago, partly to remove some polyps/constriction and partly to correct a deformed septum. Also done privately. I had very little by way of after-effects or discomfort and it fixed 80% of the problem - tho' it is beginning to go downhill again now. Hope MJR has similar success.

Jilly said...

Let's hope this one works because the previous two - both private - have only worked for a relatively short time. He has said he won't have it done again. He does seem to be improving - but obviously the person themselves never thinks they are!

Anne Brooke said...

Hope things are better than the last 2 times, Jilly - thinking of you both.

Axxxxxx

ya said...

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Jilly said...

Thanks Anne.