pamal3 of Almost 40! wants all her friends to know she has had the operation,and is now at home. being pampered by husband and daughter. has got large scar on her neck with 7 staples in,which she should have removed next week.hope all goes well my friend,and we look forward to your return to blog.
Mums toe is in a hell of a mess.nurse came again tuesday and redressed it,no problem.mum has been feeling better,yesterday i nipped out to do the shopping and another nurse came.didnt have the usual dressing the other put on so used a padded smaller one.i have just had to change it myself,as it had been bleeding,it was far too tight and the iodine soaked gauze they use on it first had dried out.chafing. looks to me like an abcess now. poor mum. i hate her to be in pain. the new blog has now got a name,all will be revealed soon. those interested will be contacted by mail.
i went and had the angio on heart done tuesday,worried about leaving mum but after cancelling twice before i had no choice,tracey came back mid morning,(i went at 10am ) and carol sat with her all afternoon. another friend brian got her tea so she had plenty of company.
frankly it was a complete fiasco. i got in hospital at 11.10,went up to ward,saw staff nurse,no bed at moment for you,but wait in day room,soon be one. another chap waiting in there,my age maybe bit older.also has secondary progressive MS,was in for a pacemaker to be fitted,and frankly,in a hell of a lot more pain with his MS than i am. and it brought home how fast one can go downhill with the damn disease.we sat and chatted,it got to 12.30,neither of us had been offered a drink,no lunch,no tea,no water to take tablets with.we finally had to go and ask for a jug and 2 glasses.he went off at 2 while i sat and waited,eventually a nurse came and put a wristbad on,filledd the normal forms in,explained that the bed i should have had was occupied due to the previous patient,in for same angio,wouldnt stop bleeding.at 3.15 the angio porters suddenly went past,saw me,came in,said morton??? we have been looking everywhere for you.!!!!!! they wheeled me down to angio suite on a wheelchair,much swearing as well,lol.i got changed into gown and paper pants in the waiting area,least a bed was there.my back was crippling me,i had been sitting for 4 hours.as no canula had been fitted,which it should have,and as the registrar was only going to look and check to make sure stents in place and all ok.i was asked if i would be ok,if i didnt need a sedative canula wasnt needed.i didnt thanks.in i went,laid down,connected up,and off we went angio number 5. GOOD NEWS. all seems ok.arteries look pretty clear,angina may be being caused by 2 minor arteries,and tablets will help that.so no stent.back onto ward,told i could go home if bleeding had stopped at 7.after a vile meal of gristle and potato pie (well it wasnt meat lol) i FINALLY got a coffee.the first damn drink i had had apart from some luke warm water earlier. the first time she took air out of the plastic pressure bandage it bled.everywhere. but at 6.30 she finally removed it,and put a dressing on. i was allowed to leave at 7.straight to hospital shop to get sandwich and drink,lol. brian came and got me and i was indoors by 9. mum very glad to see me.me very glad to see comfy chair and later my bed. that is the worse i have ever been treated.the nurses were just rushed off their feet. no excuse to forget where a patient was,or to forget to take him water.not good.at least i know heart seems to be in good shape,and i wont have to have any more work done on it.take care all.ty for all the messages on facebook and mails.