Post Edited (OHIO76) : 3/11/2010 4:20:04 AM (GMT-7)
My definition of the proctocolectomy is the removal of the colon, rectum, appendix and anus...but ALSO it's FREEDOM!!!!
Pam I would be super annoyed as well, and my thought is that if they do not use the proper vocabulary are they really compitent enough to be my nurse?
I have had two experiences from two different surgeries where nurses were extremely insensative and minimized the seriousness of my situation. And you know what? A small portion of my motivation to specialize in chronic illness as a licesed therapist is so that I can go back to this hospital and lobby for specialized mental health training for nurses. I'm sure we can all agree that any time you have an emergency surgery it can be traumatic and very difficult to handle emotionally.
I did have a few extremely amazing nurses as well, and they deserve a gold star for being awesome!