out of Theatre

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6pm (ish)  18th August *

Hospital WalkwayI can’t be sure of the time when I came round. I wasn’t screaming. A nurse noticed me gain consciousness, she was prepared with my request for a pain killer

This is the equivalent of drinking a bottle of Vodka, but it doesn’t taste as nice

A porter wheeled me back to the ward where I greeted my fellow patients and happily climbed back into bed 26. As I started to snuggledown ready for a drug-enhanced dreamy sleep

Stout Agency Nurse walked over with a big smile:

You can go home now

Instant tears. She pulled the curtain around my bed as I spouted all the reasons that I felt that I couldnt go home now:

  • I wasn’t stable –  I could hardly stand up!
  • I would have to use public transport which the patient guide recommended that I should not do (no lift arranged until tomorrow)
  • there is noone at home to look after me for the critical 24hrs after the surgery.

She told me that I had misunderstood. Naughty me misunderstanding while I’m drugged-up. She wasn’t sending me home right now. I asked her to leave me alone, which thankfully she did.

Then I climbed out of bed, opened the curtains to my neighbouring patients who were all real sweeties gently teasing me about this and that.


3 bits of lovely banter on “out of Theatre”

  1. ExpatEgghead writes:

    This sounds like a very sophisticated torture chamber with nice fellow inmates.

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  2. Indigo Roth writes:

    Oh, PLEASE tell you punched this woman’s lights out? What a *bad word*! Indigo x

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  3. wendy writes:

    Expat, I think you’ve got it tagged well.
    Indigo, the nurse escaped with just us patients sniggering behind her back in a subversive manner because we all seemed like happy souls – unlike her stoutness….

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