Well, I wasn’t expecting to be back in hospital so soon (I hadn’t anticipated being there until next time we had a baby to be honest!). The Dr I saw sent us straight to the emergency dept, fun times.
Turns out I have gone and gotten myself a case of cellulitis. Common, curable, painful!
I have to say though the pain of the cellulitis was NOTHING compared to the canula that the first nurse who saw me put in. It was excrutiating. I asked the Dr if I could have it moved from just above my right wrist to which she replied-not really (rubbish!) I then asked the next nurse and she said ‘oh, not really-I can try to put it in your left hand but no guarantees’. I don’t think I have EVER been in so much pain with her attempt. FAIL. I decided then to wait till I got to the ward to ask again…
Fast forward 4 hours and I could not stand it any longer. I had the shakes, my hands and feet were clammy and I could feel a slight panic attempt coming on. I pressed the buzzer and called the nurse. I even considered taking it out myself. A new nurse (the night nurse) arrived and I asked for more heavier pain relief for the canula not for my wound. She was shocked that it was hurting so much and said ‘Right, I will take that out straight away-there is no way it should be in if it is hurting even a little bit!’
I fell in love with her right then.
She took it out and put another one in my left arm. After that I could sleep!
My Ob/Gyn came to see me at 9.30am, examined me and gave me the ok to come home. So, I am on antibiotics, pain relief and rest. I will be sending a thank you note to my night nurse ( I considered flowers too but with nurses you never know when they are on shift again so they could be dead before she returns…maybe some fancy pants chocolate?).
I missed my tribe while I was away for the night and to make matters worse the top I was wearing smelt like Fox which made me cry. Very glad to be home and sitting on my couch watching My Kitchen Rules I have to say. Thankyou to My Michael and his Mum for keeping the ship sailing in my absence!