Posted 6/10/2009 6:20 AM (GMT -6)
So happy that helped! It is scary when you can't think or speak right. I am figuring out that all my life I probably needed to detox! My brain gets goofy without even being ill! I was nervous about the MRI in April, not about having it done, but that there would be something wrong in there, or it would just be this big emty space. It was a relief to hear that it was normal!
That is also scary that the doctor took so long to call back, too! But it gave you the time to figure out what was going on and might have been for the best anyway. I'd still say something about it when you go in there.
That reminds me that I have to fill out the patient satisfaction survey about the care I received last month. The only issue I had was on the second day after the PICC was put in, a nurse had to come and change the dressing. There are only two and one part time nurses that are skilled in that, so the supervisor had to come to fill in. When she pulled off the tape, she took off a layer of skin. I didn't realize this until after she had left, and the exposed skin around the edges was still stinging an hour later so I called the agency. They directed the call to her cell number. I left a message, just to ask what I could safely put on it, that wouldn't interfere with the tegaderm. I didn't hear anything in the next hour so I just used alcohol, which stung like crazy, but at least I knew would be safe to do. I called again the next morning and got ahold of her around 10 am. She didn't really apologize, but said that what I did was okay and explained that the call was late in the day so she didn't get it until morning. Both of the other nurses that I met were very good, and friendly, and made up for that day. If it had been a more urgent problem or emergency, I could have called the agency back, so it was partly my own fault for not getting an answer when I wanted it, anyway.
The only other issue, which I have to call about, is that on the first day I received an epipen. The day after the PICC was removed, the delivey man came to pick up all the unused supplies. I asked if I am to keep the epipen or send it back. He said that if I don't need it that it goes back. Yesterday, I got the bill for the first week of treatment and there is a charge on there for the epipen for $97, so I either want that charge removed or another epipen!
Hope you are feeling better today!