I’ve been quiet for a while because the hospital has reared it’s ugly head again, and I’m back to having repeated trips for the women’s problems I had last year.
I was given the prefect afternoon appointment for my surgery but got a letter cancelling it in favour of a morning the same day, letter came on Saturday on Monday I had my preassessment and asked if I could move it back to an afternoon one as I cannot get there by 7.30am it was moved back to the afternoon without any problems.
So I arrived for admission at 12noon Thursday as instructed and obeyed the fasting instruction, at 11am I took the paracetamol for postoperative pain as instructed along with 10mg of diazepam for my anxiety, they clerked me in and I disclosed all the medications I’d taken. Now I don’t know if you know but diazepam lasts about 4hours so by three o’clock it had worn off! I was climbing the walls as I’d still not been down to theatre! Thank F*** they came to me at 5 and cancelled my surgery offering me to come back the next morning! Which I refused.
I am fast losing the plot now my anxiety level is going back up through the roof, I just don’t know how to make anyone listen I was so exhausted I slept for 13 of the following 24 hours, I’m still feeling ropey today, my backs killing me from sitting on a bloody stool for 5 hours on Thursday, the heats back, it’s bank holiday, I’ve got no idea when my surgery will be (it could be as early as Wednesday) I’ve got no idea if they will give me another pm appointment.
How the hell do I get em’ to understand I cannot do early morning appointments and cannot be booked for procedures later on their lists because of the diazepam!
Sorry folks I just needed a rant!