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Guess where i am? That's right! In my favourite place ever in the universe, a.k.a. Kingston Hospital! Yay!

Pain started around 6.30pm last night. Took paracetamol & codeine at 7.30pm. Threw that up at 10.10pm. Took tramadol at 10.20pm. Threw that up at 11.10pm. Took domperidone (antiemetic) at 11.30, and puked THAT up 20 min later. That was when I told Richard to call 999.

So I had a nice ride in an ambulance, and several hours in A&E, and more puking, and pain so bad it still hurt despite i.v. morphine, and falling out with my dad after he told me off for screaming (!), and lots of prodding of my PTSD triggers, but am a) not dead and b) not in the bloody astor ward. Instead am in the Sycamore ward and liking it much better despite its unfortunate name. got NO sleep last night, hoping for a bit more today.

they are keeping me for "some" days, depends how well i do, i guess. Joyfully, the internet terminals above the bds WORK now! so am more cheered. visiting is probably still 3-8pm, and i'd recommend organising it with richard.

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emperor From: emperor Date: 20th March 2006 09:48 (UTC) (Link)
Bleh. Get Well Soon!
quiet000001 From: quiet000001 Date: 20th March 2006 10:44 (UTC) (Link)
No fun. :(

If you and Richard are willing, I'd recommend asking about both of you being taught to do intramuscular injections, as tramadol as well as some other painkillers can be given that way. Then if this situation comes up again, at least you can do something to control your pain when you can't keep anything down. (And won't have to be in total agony until the ambulance turns up with morphine.)

The district nurse taught me to do it for Cam (after a bout of stomach flu where he couldn't keep things down), so I assume you should be able to get someone to do the same for you.
ailbhe From: ailbhe Date: 20th March 2006 10:56 (UTC) (Link)
I sympathise strongly. I hope you get out of there (a) soon and (b) better.
treacle_well From: treacle_well Date: 20th March 2006 13:33 (UTC) (Link)
Oh damn. I hope you can arrange to be properly cared for and sedated and get rid of that evil gall bladder soon.

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redbird From: redbird Date: 20th March 2006 14:34 (UTC) (Link)
Get well soon.

And if you want someone to yell at your father--who shouldn't have turned up if he couldn't accept that you're in pain and that hospitals are primarily for patients, not relatives--let us know.

I'd second quiet000001's suggestion, and note that IM injections aren't that difficult, because if you miss the spot you're aiming for by a centimeter or two, it doesn't matter.
From: griffen Date: 20th March 2006 16:15 (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* I'm sorry things are being nasty to you. I would swat your gallbladder and tell it to behave, but that might make things worse. So I shall simply send one gross of hugs and one gross of spoons for your use as needed.
From: kshandra Date: 20th March 2006 17:02 (UTC) (Link)
Glad you're in a ward that isn't evil; is there any chance of (and could you possibly stand) rescheduling the surgery now that they've actually got you there? (If this is a Bad Idea, feel free to thwap me.)

From: judiff Date: 20th March 2006 19:17 (UTC) (Link)
lots of bunnys
barakta From: barakta Date: 20th March 2006 20:21 (UTC) (Link)
Meep. Thinking of you.
From: x_mass Date: 20th March 2006 20:37 (UTC) (Link)
oh grief
as with everyone else very sorry for you
what are you doing about gaming access???
taimatsu From: taimatsu Date: 20th March 2006 21:19 (UTC) (Link)
I send you many good wishes for health and comfort and calm. I hope things get better soon.
otterylexa From: otterylexa Date: 20th March 2006 22:39 (UTC) (Link)
From: ext_4143 Date: 20th March 2006 22:44 (UTC) (Link)
Best wishes from the other side of the world. Hope things improve heaps
very soon.

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