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Old 09-17-2015, 01:09 AM   #44479
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To all who are about to go under the knife we send healing Ohmmmsssss

I'm still waiting to see the specialist up here in Socialized medicine country.
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:25 AM   #44480
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Not as early as the staff who check in and prep patients for surgery. I have had many 5am show up for a 7am surgery dates. I've never seen a doc before 6:45.

I appreciate how hard all doctors work, but I also know there are a lot of support staff that need our thanks and pity as well.
And they save lives, as a matter of routine. Believe me, I appreciate the people who repair and save us!

My last experience (December) was a nightmare, but not because of the surgeon - he's the best! - or even the 5-plus hour wait in pre-op. It was because the recovery room nurse was yelling at me as I was coming out from anesthesia. My knee was on fire. Worst pain ever in my life ... and I had two natural child births. Pain so bad I couldn't talk or open my eyes. I wanted somebody to just knock me out! And nurse Ratchet from hell was screaming at me, "I gave you a fentanyl patch! Stop arching your back! Be still!" 40 minutes later, I got something for the pain and finally went to a room. That was the first time I was able to see Kate since the surgery.

I asked for the nurse manager. Kate was about to come unglued and go off on somebody (NOT like her at all). I was still in disbelief that a recovery room nurse would treat a patient the way she'd treated me ... and I'm an employee of the hospital where I had surgery!!! How would she treat someone who isn't an employee?!

Of course, the nurse manager was completely apologetic and said "I know this doesn't help you now, but that nurse is on her way out." I told nurse manager that I have been in her place before and could empathize with her, (having had to apologize to a family for an idiot employee at a former hospital where I worked) however my lasting memory of that December hospitalization would be of the nurse from hell who let me experience the worst pain of my life for far too long and, as far as I'm concerned, was verbally abusive.

That experience was 6 months after my first knee surgery when on day 2 after surgery for an open fracture of my right knee cap, a nurse pushed my shower chair forward while my right foot was still on the rubberized floor. I couldn't lift that leg. Anyway, she pushed the chair and I screamed because my leg bent back under the chair. My knee cap had been wired together 36 hrs earlier. I thought my mom would climb over me and strangle that nurse. The worst of it? She never even said, "I'm sorry" or "What's your pain level?" or "Let me check your knee" or anything! When I was finally able to gather myself, I turned around and she was still behind my chair ... GRINNING! My mother got me in bed and went straight for the nurses' station. She asked for the charge nurse. My sweet mother went off on her.

Needless to say, I am NOT looking forward to another ortho surgery in the hospital at which I work! (Our hospice is owned by the hospital.) I have a lot of anxiety going into this, to be honest. So, ommmmmms are certainly welcomed!!!

Sorry for the novel, but I guess you can tell my anxiety level here!
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What better place to field anxiety but to your vast extended family. You will do just fine and I am sure they will be very professional and kind toward you. I have a sister, two daughters and a granddaughter who are nurses and I can't see any of them being what you described. Too bad you wound up with the bad apple. Love and Ohmms to you and Kate.
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:43 AM   #44482
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Not as early as the staff who check in and prep patients for surgery. I have had many 5am show up for a 7am surgery dates. I've never seen a doc before 6:45.

I appreciate how hard all doctors work, but I also know there are a lot of support staff that need our thanks and pity as well.
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Moonrover after pre-surgery diet

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Moonrover 3 days after surgery

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Now THAT is eggzactly what all of us are expecting, Moon! Don't let us down!
Many ommmmmms going up for you now and throughout the next couple of days, through surgery time. Please have someone update us on Friday.

Sending you a big hug!
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:46 AM   #44483
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Mynah Malone has a message for Dennis (Possum), Les, Tim, Larry, Steve, Dave....oh heck the Mutant list.

And especially to the one who has been picking on me lately, initials MPH. Other initials MEL.

HELLO!
Wayne, my friend. I'm the one who sticks up for you!
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:52 AM   #44484
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What better place to field anxiety but to your vast extended family. You will do just fine and I am sure they will be very professional and kind toward you. I have a sister, two daughters and a granddaughter who are nurses and I can't see any of them being what you described. Too bad you wound up with the bad apple. Love and Ohmms to you and Kate.
99% of nurses are great and would NEVER do anything like those two bad apples did to me. But aren't I the lucky one to have drawn those two so-called nurses during my hospital stays! What are the odds?! Surely this go-round I'll get one of from the other 99%. Sheesh!
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And they save lives, as a matter of routine. Believe me, I appreciate the people who repair and save us!

My last experience (December) was a nightmare, but not because of the surgeon - he's the best! - or even the 5-plus hour wait in pre-op. It was because the recovery room nurse was yelling at me as I was coming out from anesthesia. My knee was on fire. Worst pain ever in my life ... and I had two natural child births. Pain so bad I couldn't talk or open my eyes. I wanted somebody to just knock me out! And nurse Ratchet from hell was screaming at me, "I gave you a fentanyl patch! Stop arching your back! Be still!" 40 minutes later, I got something for the pain and finally went to a room. That was the first time I was able to see Kate since the surgery.

I asked for the nurse manager. Kate was about to come unglued and go off on somebody (NOT like her at all). I was still in disbelief that a recovery room nurse would treat a patient the way she'd treated me ... and I'm an employee of the hospital where I had surgery!!! How would she treat someone who isn't an employee?!

Of course, the nurse manager was completely apologetic and said "I know this doesn't help you now, but that nurse is on her way out." I told nurse manager that I have been in her place before and could empathize with her, (having had to apologize to a family for an idiot employee at a former hospital where I worked) however my lasting memory of that December hospitalization would be of the nurse from hell who let me experience the worst pain of my life for far too long and, as far as I'm concerned, was verbally abusive.

That experience was 6 months after my first knee surgery when on day 2 after surgery for an open fracture of my right knee cap, a nurse pushed my shower chair forward while my right foot was still on the rubberized floor. I couldn't lift that leg. Anyway, she pushed the chair and I screamed because my leg bent back under the chair. My knee cap had been wired together 36 hrs earlier. I thought my mom would climb over me and strangle that nurse. The worst of it? She never even said, "I'm sorry" or "What's your pain level?" or "Let me check your knee" or anything! When I was finally able to gather myself, I turned around and she was still behind my chair ... GRINNING! My mother got me in bed and went straight for the nurses' station. She asked for the charge nurse. My sweet mother went off on her.

Needless to say, I am NOT looking forward to another ortho surgery in the hospital at which I work! (Our hospice is owned by the hospital.) I have a lot of anxiety going into this, to be honest. So, ommmmmms are certainly welcomed!!!

Sorry for the novel, but I guess you can tell my anxiety level here!

OMG, Mel! No wonder you are anxious! Well I'm here to tell you: if ommms and prayers and good wishes have any efficacy at all, your luck has just changed for the better. This whole mutant family will be sending protective and healing vibes (to use an old term) with all our strength. 🙏

We look after our own, we do. 😍
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Diane, I know you're up and busy, but I wanted to let you know I'm here thinking of you two as you pick up and go. All the best, lots of ommms, and I'll continue through the day.

Larry's got nap duty, so it's your watch. We're all here, doin the best we can. Keep us posted as and when.

Ommmm!
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Preop done. Just waiting for drs. Two of my former students were on regustration. Rn was Army prior. So interesting people and good care


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Soooo glad to hear this word from you, Di. Helps us us feel like we're almost there with you!

We're holding that sweetheart of yours in our hearts, sending ommmmmmmms out the whazoo.
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OMG, Mel! No wonder you are anxious! Well I'm here to tell you: if ommms and prayers and good wishes have any efficacy at all, your luck has just changed for the better. This whole mutant family will be sending protective and healing vibes (to use an old term) with all our strength. 🙏

We look after our own, we do. 😍
Thanks Sue and Dennis. I will be a big girl about this next knee-hack job. Surely the same kind of thing can't happen again! Not 3 time in a row. No way.
Besides, nurse Ratchett is gone. Thank the Rainbow!
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Larry has a good team going for him. Without a doubt, Diann will be keep them in line.

Oh, Di ... that obit was not the Williams that I graduated from flight school with. Like I mentioned in the PM, your uncle was also in the 1st Air CAV, and at the same time as I was, but we apparently did not cross paths.

It's now time for my watery breakfast followed up by a nice liquid broth lunch. And you guessed it, more of the same for the evening meal. I better not watch food commercials on TV today.

Steve ... I say do not ... DO NOT post photos of food for the next 24 hours.

See ya all later. Tomorrow evening maybe.


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