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Wed, Dec. 14th, 2005, 02:45 am

Its time for another episode of Mr Wombat has insomnia! I swear to Christ, antibiotics are going to be the end of me.

I got a call from the hospital today to let me know there wouldn't be a bed for me tomorrow (wednesday) but would I mind terribly fasting from midnight tomorrow and coming into the hospital at eight AM on thursday for a drive-thru operation. I figure that the less time spent eating hospital food the better I'll fell so I'm okay with that idea.
Which isn't to say I'm not bricking it about the operation itself. Call me a wuss if you like but there's something about letting a complete stranger put you to sleep (with an as yet unresearched odds that it will be permanent) and poke around in your face that brings out the fight or flight response in a guy. Sedated or no, they might want to restrain me in case I punch the surgeon in the balls.

Which reminds me, I have to make a donation to some kind of Nurses' pissup fund and another to some kind of fund that hires people to beat the holy hell out of people who complain when they strike for pay. You couldn't pay *me* enough to have cleaned that half mug of blood and crap off my face, never mind some poor sod who just spent half an hour cleaning up the mess left by some dipshit who couldn't be bothered keeping up to date with the simple post-op procedures and blames them for the infection consuming his head.

Wed, Dec. 14th, 2005 11:40 am (UTC)

I understand the fear of general anesthetic, when I went in originally for the tests I revealed to them that at the age of 21 I had a minor operation where I was put under local and I went unconscious where afterwards the anstheologist (sp?) told me to avoid all unnecessary surgery. They weren't the happiest bunch of people about putting me under, and I was nearly panicking, but it all went fine in the end.

Good luck with it all and I agree about the nurses!

Wed, Dec. 14th, 2005 01:01 pm (UTC)

Hell, if I have to get up at seven the odds are good I'm going to be unconscious when they put me under...

Wed, Dec. 14th, 2005 12:47 pm (UTC)

Last time I was in hospital (St.Vincents about....6 years ago for a week's worth of observations during which there was very little observation done and therefore a correspondingly small amount of observables were observed...) I had to share a room with this guy who never shut up about how when he was having an operation on his testicles he woke up from the general.

That was such a pleasant story, made even more enjoyable by the constant repetition, that I now have a total phobia of general anaesthetic...and of people coming near my danglers with a knife...

...I think the first one of those is slightly more sensible than the second...

Wed, Dec. 14th, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC)

I think it makes perfect sense to worry about strangers tackling your tackle with a knife. I was lucky enough to have a private room when I was in a few weeks back (not technically private so much as "isolation" but I had a room to myself either way) so I didn't have to listen to anyone in there.

Wed, Dec. 14th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC)

think it makes perfect sense to worry about strangers tackling your tackle with a knife.

...but it's ok for friends and family...??

Wed, Dec. 14th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)

Depends what you're into yourself, personally I'd say yes.

Wed, Dec. 14th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)

So you cant sleep because you're afraid you'll never wake up? Hmmm...
Can you do me a favour please? If you dream while you're under will you make sure to remember? No one seems able to tell me what happens while in these drug induced comas. Sorry. Not coma. Nap. :-) stop worrying.

Wed, Dec. 14th, 2005 12:56 pm (UTC)

As I understand it the anaesthetic puts you well under the point your brain does any of that REM stuff that lets you dream. I *will* keep a notebook beside my bed though in case I remember anything because I know full well it'll fade inside the half hour.

Wed, Dec. 14th, 2005 07:32 pm (UTC)
sheridanwilde: op

Not long after I was in for a couple of weeks there was a report done on hospital food - it was found that $lots were malnourished despite (we all know because) of the menu available to patients.

Good luck with the op

Wed, Dec. 14th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat: Re: op

The word "menu" would suggest a choice, there is no choice apart from eat it or go to hell :)

Though the food wasn't bad when I was in there, maybe it was the lack of anything else but it tasted really good, if a little lukewarm. Apart from the pea soup, that was shit.