First post op tease

didnt sleep at all last night.. i nodded of for an hour at about 6am but that was it… not so much pain as uncomfortable and so untired that my tiredness was making me more awake if that makes sense.

so out at 9.00 am and into a bumble bee taxi to the outpatient centre… my “cita”  is at 10.00am so i arrive at 9.30… where i wait and wait until 11.00am…

there is no doctor only a plaster tech… i was led to believe that i would have the plaster changed today but no, he is there only to cut a small “window” in the plaster above the wound and check the stitches… he likes the look of them and i manage to twist my self around enough to see that it doesnt look too horrific.. except for the 10 cm scar.

He patches me up and cheerfully tells me to come back on friday for a cast change. He explains that it really depends on the doctor’s protocol as to the speed at which I am allowed to proceed.

I shall insist on aggresive doctor and seek second and third opinions until satisfied.

ps: I just thought i would note that the hospitals and centres i have visisted so far (in BCN at least) have been clean, efficient and modern. the staff friendly and relaxed..and while unwilling to discuss care at length,  have been forthcoming when pressed.

I like spain.. i’m staying…not much choice right now.


2 Comments so far

  1. highflyer on September 14th, 2009

    Hi Feedme,
    Tell me about the not sleeping, it’s the worst. It does however get better after about week 3.
    Great news that the wound seems clean.
    After the first couple of weeks things seem to speed up, so don’t get too down if the aggressive route is not for you. Better to take a bit longer than risk giving yourself a mobility problem for life.
    On your other point, I cannot understand why you have turned your back on dear old blighty for Barcelona…sorry must dash now to get the washing in, its just started p!ssing down here!

  2. feedme on September 15th, 2009

    hmm what? waking up now after three large VAT’s nd a painkiller.. thank god for that.

    in fact its raining crazy thunder storms here right now…but temp still in the 20’s…

    tell you what though i really miss pork pies and english pubs…

    oh and walking.