2018-11-03 15:52:09 UTC
For those interested in my visit to hospital I can report as follows:
Arrived early and seen by nursing staff almost straight away labelled
arm and leg with both name and penicillin problem. Blood sugars OK and
slightly high blood pressure. On enquiry I find I am first in operating
list at 2. Relatively brief visit from the surgeon. Junior and senior
anaethetists (sp?) saw me separately - the junior was relatively new I
think and being overseen.
Walked to theatre at about 2:15 and there was a good handover to ensure
right files, right patient - triple checked I think.
Soon I was asleep.
Woke about 5:30, operation took longer than expected as gall bladder was
inflamed and needed detaching from other organs but the good news
technically no complications and it was all done by keyhole work. Four
cuts - one in belly button, two to one side and one at bottom of central
Once awake started consuming drinks (they put a tube down my throat so
slightly sore). They had administered pain control whilst asleep and I
felt sore and some discomfort but no pain. And I did not feel sick from
the knock out drugs which is common.
Wofe arrived. Eventually visited toilet facilities at which point they
can release you so we left about 8:15pm. Came home and consumed some
soup and much more liquid as mouth very dry.
Did not sleep well as visited toilet many many times.
Only one painkiller today mainly as prevention. Otherwise all seems
well. Some soreness and discomfort moving around but hopefully merely
the wounds healing.
So I will catch up shortly.
Kosmo Richard W
Kosmo Richard W