Saturday, 6 February 2010

news of a dear friend

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.

15 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Troubling hassle, but at least the news is good :o)

Lucy said...

What a hassle. You know Mort maybe it was good that you taLKED WITH THE man whos MS was more painful. At least if it hits you will know what it is from. Personally I think you are just a tough old bird. To bad for mum. I feel so sorry for her., Mort and do not overdo.

ADB said...

A lot of hassle indeed that you can very well do without, Morton.

Jan said...

Oh poor Mort you are both going through such alot just now ,and yet you ask for good wishes for Pam first ,what a good man you are and what an awful day at the hospital ,Iam pleased the outcome was good and it can be treated with medication ,love to you both ...love Jan xx

Stephany said...

What a trauma! I hope it settles down soon.

jack69 said...

Even though it was a pain in the rear, at least the report is good. Take care.
Sherry & Jack

Sybil said...

Good grief Mort. What are things coming to in the hospitals. I know we are grateful to have them but surely a little bit of consideration would not cost a lot..I am begining to think that nurses now "think" they are much to qualified to actualy "care" for a patient...."someone else should be doing that, not me with my qualifications" Once upon a time nurses actually cared for us the patient....lessons need to be taught again me thinks
Love sybil x

Jenny said...

Glad it all turned out ok in the end and heart better than you thought. Your mum's toe sounds really nasty though, i hope it clears up soon.
Jenny <><

Sheila said...

Sorry you had such a terrible wait. Glad the news was good. Hope your poor Mum's toe heals soon. Take care, Sheila

Yasmin said...

When you next speak to Pam send her my love.

so much happening Mort but at least your heart is ok one les thing to worry about and they do kkep you hanging around these plces don't they.

sorry to hear your mum is still poorly and hope she starts to get better soon.

Take care

Yasmin
xx

Rjet33 said...

Sorry you were treated so shabbily, but glad the news was good! Prayers for you and your Mom.

Blessings!

Susan

pam said...

Hey My fav other man. Thanks for letting people know about me. I am so angry at the way you have been treated! Bloody awful.Good that you are okay tho. I will be posting shortly. Just got staples out today and I am very sore so I'm off to bed. Will catch up soon. You take care. Love Pam.xx

Jeannette said...

So sorry you had to go through all that Mort but the news is GOOD that must make you feel better in yourself. I wish they could get your Mum's toe sorted out, it must give her hell.

Jeannette said...

P.S. Good news on Pamal

Beth said...

I'm sorry that was an ordeal, Mort, but so happy to hear your good news! I hope you and your Mum continue to improve. XOXO