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tsitodawg
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   Posted 8/19/2010 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
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Becky77
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   Posted 8/19/2010 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Grrr. What stinks about medicine (in general) is that you can have a fabulous experience 50 times, get a routine down and figure out what helps for you and the staff, then someone like that nurse walks in and tries to stomp on it!! I just try to remind myself that every medical person is just a person like me, and they have good and bad days, and maybe I just caught them at a bad time. I worked in the medical field, and though I tried very hard to always "treat every patient as I would my own family members" there were times when I was less than perfect, and things in my personal life affected how I worked.

Hopefully next infusion will be back to normal! Either that nurse will catch on to what works, or she won't be there when you come in....you'll have to let us know!
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

pimfram
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   Posted 8/19/2010 11:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a nurse during one of my hospitalizations who called my mother because I didn't drink the terrible contrast crap fast enough. Mind you, I was 22 at the time. I gave her a nice piece of my mind when I found out she called my mom.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, acidophilus, multivitamin.
Resection December 2009

Amor fati - Nietzsche

randynoguts
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   Posted 8/20/2010 2:03 AM (GMT -7)   
in my 25+ years of this stuff, i can say that i can only remember 2 instances that i was treated rudely and unprofessionally by a nurse. the best though was at Madigan Army Medical Center here in WA.. i was an inpatient and had to have a colonoscopy. they took me down knocked me out and did the scope. no problem then they decided to do an endoscopy as well. only thing was i had not signed for one and i woke as they were shoving the camera down my throat. i was fighting it and telling them to stop. the dr did and left. the nurse then proceded to rip me a new one about how difficult i was and i should just shut up.. mind you i was just 22 at the time and had my first 2 surgeries already and was a little scared etc.. i was crying a bit when the orderly brought me back to the ward... 40 guys all in one ward! my nurse there asked what was wrong and i told her the story.. not 30 minutes later was the scope nurse standing by my bed with the colonel that was in charge of the nursing corps. appologizing to me. so it was not only the worst but the best..

Sniper
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   Posted 8/20/2010 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had a few go rounds with rude nurses . I recall one where I gave her the benefit of being patient, thinking maybe she had some trouble in her life that she was dealing with. I even asked her in a nice way if something was wrong . She told me very curtly that she was fine and I was the problem. So I politely told her, " with all due respect,,Kiss my ___." I got out of bed, with great difficulty , went to the nurses station and asked for a better nurse and that this one stay out of my room. I got my request and had no further trouble. I dont feel a bit bad about it either...Mostly I have had good careing help when needed and as you guys may know, I joke a bit so I keep the medical staff smiling . One bad apple should just be discarded so as not to ruin the whole barrel.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

Nanners
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   Posted 8/20/2010 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I have done the same as Sniper. I had a nurse one time who was continually late with my pain meds (I had just had my 2nd resection) and by the time she got in there I was crying in pain. I called the charge nurse, complained, and before you know it, I had a new nurse, and a pca pain pump. Last month both times I was in the hospital after my kidney surgery, I kept telling my husband that I had the best nurses. Most are truly wonderful and caring people, but there always seem to be a bad one pop up here or there. Sorry for your experience. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

GDen
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   Posted 8/20/2010 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a few Nurse Ratcheds in the hospital. One barely spoke at all except to say, "I don't think you need pain medicine." A couple others gossiped at the nurse's station for hours while I bugged them to take me to a shower.
Cimzia, Asacol

ivy6
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   Posted 8/20/2010 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
To be fair, tsitdawg, it's possible she'd just come from another hospital where they were a lot stricter on procedure, or had had a bad experience with someone coming in early, or had just got in trouble (either individually or collectively) for breaking one of the rules... You can never tell, with hospitals.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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jeanneac
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   Posted 8/20/2010 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Report the b---- to her superiors. No patient should be treated like that. It was uncalled for. Asking you to wait outside like that for no real reason.
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, high BP, fibromyalgia, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
claritin, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal, omeprazole for reflux.
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA
Positive ANA.
Currently on flagyl and it is helping. Have apt with surgeon soon

CrohnsCrone
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   Posted 8/20/2010 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Unfortunately I've had a number of bad experiences with nurses. But the very worst I think was after abdominal surgery, not IBD related. I started cramping - I knew it was the Crohn's. I asked the nurse for some painkillers - that I had Crohn's and was in a lot of pain. Her reply? This is not the gastro ward, there's nothing I can do. I asked her if she would let me die of a heart attack because this wasn't the cardio ward and she just left the room. I spent a horrendous night doubled up in pain, knowing that if I were at home I would have the medication to deal with it. She absolutely refused to call a doctor and I was in so much pain I could barely breathe, never mind protest. I'll never understand why that woman ever became a nurse.

CrohnieToo
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   Posted 8/21/2010 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah, yeah!!! Those "oven baked blankets"!!! Don't you just love them??? I'm always so cold and when a nurse covers me w/one or more of those "oven baked blankets" I'm in hog heaven!!

And they have something even better now too!!! Paper "air gowns"!!! When I had my FNA biopsy they had me put one on. There is a port on one side, a hose is attached and warm (adjustable) or cool (adjustable) air is blown in and it is soooooo wonderful. Ahhhh. I didn't want to be released to go home!
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.

Becky77
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   Posted 8/22/2010 12:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I worked in an xray department and we pushed to get a blanket warmer, but because they cost SO much, we never got one :( I do love heated blankets when I'm a patient!! CT, I've never seen the paper "air gowns"....yet!

My worst experiences with nurses stem from their arrogance and thinking that because I'm young(ish) I don't know which veins of mine are good and bad. I only allow nurses to try twice to get a vein, then you're out! Pre-op nurses usually irritate me because (at least in the hospital I go to) they aren't good at starting IVs, yet act like they are. In the OR they require IV's to be larger, so you usually have to get an OR IV even if you already have an IV. My last surgery I got so mad at the nurses that anesthesia came and gave me a sedative (I happened to know the nurse anesthetist so he was nice and brought me some meds a bit early) and then my IV was started once I was put to sleep.

tsitodawg, I like you, try to be a low maintenance patient. I do a lot myself just so I don't have to ask for someone, and I usually have visitors who know what things they can help with. It helps to know nurses and xray people who visit and help you, and takes some of the nurses job away. I also try to group things together so nurses have to come to my room less often.
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

Grandpato2
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   Posted 8/28/2010 2:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Monikiray I always wondered why the pre surgury IV's hurt more. I never knew they used a larger needle, ty. By the way most of us have a blanket warmer at home - it's called a clothes dryer, try it one day when your felling poor, you'll thank me!
Male, 55 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since May, 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. In the past, 5-asa Salofalk, Asacol, Entocort,  Imuran and Prednisone.

Sniper
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   Posted 8/28/2010 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
C2, no air gowns down here yet but we are a bit low on the tottum pole of technology . Only air flow in my gowns has been from me, but it is usually warm . The warm blankets or great but now we have work on them having a larger table on the MRI machine and a less flat operating table. My old back goes out ever time I end up one one of these ...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

CrohnieToo
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   Posted 8/28/2010 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
The secret then is to stay off those operating tables, Sniper!!! I don't know that an MRI is worth giving up all the good food for tho. I'd have to think on that one a while over a nice big chunk of chocolate cake w/chocolate frosting and maybe some strawberry ice cream.
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.

randynoguts
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   Posted 8/29/2010 2:58 AM (GMT -7)   
hey sniper you still got any of dem witch doctors down der?

Sniper
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   Posted 8/29/2010 5:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Geeeez C2, dont talk about chocolate cake and ice cream. My blood sugar just shot up . Randy, which witch doctors ? We have some that dabble in a little Hoo Doo , and judging from my health , I must have ticked one off some time ago. I'm hoping I dont need one of those air gowns soon though..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
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