am back in the hospital!
I came in through the Emergency Room aournd 1am on Tuesday night (or I guess that would be vey early Wednesday morning).
I had really bad pain that started around 5pm that was not responding to Percocet /Tylenol 3s nor had I gone to the bathroom since Sunday.
Free healthcare in Canada meant I only waited 7 hours in unbearable pain before a doctor was free to see me.
I have to say Canadians have become used to these crappy wait times but the the situation was made worse during my 7 hour wait not because of the the unbearable physical pain but the fact that the 3 idiots who arrived after me that had been in bar fights that night were given priority because they were bleeding.
I wish I had the choice to pay for healthcare....
It appears I have an obstruction which I am sure some of you are familiar with. It took 36 hours of constant morphine to get the pain under control (which happened around 5am this morning). Now that I am pain free I am constipated and the nurses do not understand why I have not had a bowel movement.
hmmm.. could it be the pain killers or maybe the fact that I have not had any food in almost 48 hours?!?
Another great thing about our free healthcare!
The only unit that had a bed available was the Pallative Care unit and it did not have a room free, just a bed.
I am parked in the hallway,which is one of the new initiatives our government has decided to use to deal with our overcrowded hospitals - rather then invest the necessary money.
I have been going for walks but only passing gas so far... cross your fingers for me as my brother and I are having a halloween party on Saturday!
October 2003 - Dx/ed with Crohn's disease
April 2004 - 2ft of small bowel removed plus complications due to abdominal abcesses - 6 weeks in hopsital
October 2006 - perianal abcess, surgery to have drain inserted
February 2007 - abcess wont heal surgery for temporary ileostomy, started Remicade
Oct 16th, 2008 - Surgery to reverse Ileostomy - in Remission first time ever!!
Post Edited (Angela101) : 10/31/2008 6:01:09 PM (GMT-6)