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Mic check, 1, 2, mic check

Ihave a regular comedy team waiting on me overnight. They are keeping me in stitches *laugh*. It's a murse (male nurse. Sorry. Watched a lot of Scrubs while on medical leave last month) and a male vitals tech. Each hour or so, they converge on me for vitals, meds (wake up so we can give you something to sleep), and a doppler check of my left breast. It is like being pregnant again, because they have this REALLY sensitive and REALLY loud doppler pen that they squirt with liquid to hear the blood flow in your breast. The nurse picks it up in the background while the tech was emptying my drains and he starts talking into it. "mic this. 1, 2." *chuckle* It's great to have a little humor while recovering. Or even humour if they aren't from here.

GS, you asked about the support I am getting. Overall it has been good care and support. The issues have really only been with the nutritional services and with the afternoon to evening crew last night. The others have been very good about calling to clarify things with doctors, talking with me about what they are doing, and fairly rapid response. So, down girl! ;) I know love will make you want to strike out when there are problems, but I think this was just a certain configuration in the stars and I may not see it again before they release me on Thursday.

Ooops. Gotta go pee. Not the quickest endeavor in the world. I want to be fresh for my 5 am narco and 5:30 morphine iv shot!


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Dec. 19th, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
Okay, I've taken my rabies shot. I'll try not to bite off anyone's head. *snicker*

And I see what you're up to. You're going to make it into the bathroom to freshen up before your man-team comes back in. You flirt, you! I'm glad you've gotten better care, and even more happy that you've got someone there who can make you laugh.
Dec. 19th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
Damn it all to hell. Didn't get to have a real shower. It was sponging off and using that powder hair shampoo spray again. Oh well. at least I'm somewhat clean. I'm going to be RIPE by the time they let me shower in 2-3 weeks.
Dec. 19th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
My mom had the same complaints. I completely understand.

When I went to summer camp oh-so-many decades ago, and had my hair braided . . . we used SeaBreeze to clean our scalps. Best stuff ever made!

Lay down across the bed. Have Scott put down a bunch of towels, and then put a bucket underneath your head. Have him pour that stuff onto your scalp/hair - either that, or just wash your hair!! It may be messy, but you will feel SO GOOD!!

Bathing may be prohibited, but sponge baths aren't. If you can't move enough to get to them or reach them, Mr. Trish can also assist in de-stinking those areas which tend to get ripe.

If you don't find a way to bathe, you will start itching because in normal life skin cells die off and need to be removed. Your whole body will itch. Again, SeaBreeze* is a god-send. Have someone buy lots of cotton and rub you down with it, followed by a nice moisturizer. Been there, done that with my mom in June.

Damn! You really need a girlfried there to help you!

*SeaBreeze is what I used, but there are other less caustic and less harsh-smelling products out there that will do the same thing. Ask your nurse, your doctor or your pharmacist for recommendations.
Dec. 19th, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC)
I know we shed hair constantly during the day, and since I am not doing that it seems like every time I put my hand up to my head I come away with a clump of hair.

They have this foaming Aloe Vera stuff here that is no rinse. I'm going to see if I can take the bottle home with me (surely I would! You couldn't reuse it for someone else) and use that. Just pour some hot water in a basin, get out lots of washcloths and lather up. Then you dry off and your skin feels pretty good.

My big issue right now is that I can't put any kind of lotion or chemical under my arms. I'm obsessive about deoderant and hate not having any on. I'm swollen under my arms, so I feel like they are just sticking together. Eeewwww.
Dec. 19th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
Ask them for extra of the Aloe Vera stuff. I'm sure you're paying for it anyway.

Are you allowed to use babypowder under your arms? Or even baking powder? Corn starch? Any of those will help you feel better.

I hope you feel better soon!
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