Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ever want to b*tch slap a nurse?

*Originally posted on March 27, 2009

Now I’m normally not the one to complain much at least I don’t think so, but I’m so glad that I’ll be checking out of the hospital today. After having my surgery on Wednesday and surviving (despite the trick my Doc played on me with the anesthesia, as in I DID get the tube placed down my throat), I had 2 of the best nurses in the world. Then I got my current nurse who needs to be soaked in some bedside manner with a dash of do your dam job. I’m of the opinion that the ONLY thing worse than a bad doctor is a bad nurse because you spend so much time with them in some pretty intimate ways. She has what they call “tude” as in I hit the buzzer for, I don’t know the water I asked her for 30 minutes ago, and after buzzing her twice, she FINALLY decides to show up. And I’m glad I’m reasonably mobile or else my “butt” would stink to high heaven because she hasn’t offered to sponge bathe me once! Man, there’s nothing in the world I hate more than a lazy ass person but especially a lazy ass nurse >:L But it’s all good, when my Mom the retired advanced registered nurse practitioner shows up later this morning, she’s going to wish I was the only sistah she had to deal with today, LOL!! And I probably forgot to mention that there are only 2 patients on my floor!

So it turns out that I had a minor complication with my surgery and it took twice as long as it should have. When I was in my 20’s in addition to being Dx with fibriods, I was also thought to have endometrosis and yes I know that surgery is the only way to accurately Dx endometrosis. I don’t yet have the details yet because I was “high” on fentanyl when my doctor did her rounds yesterday morning but I’ll definitely need to get more info on that.

Being in the hospital, despite the nurse from hell, has been very inspirational for me as in I can’t wait to get on with medical studies. I’m also reminded again of how blessed I am desite being recently fired of how good it is to live in a country like the US where there’s access to great health care. More than that, I’m so looking forward to providing some quality healthcare myself one day.

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