Posted 11/23/2006 10:05 PM (GMT -6)
You are absolutely right, I also have a problem with my leg... when i first came out the pains were terrible for about 4 days and were extremly swollen with lumps in them the size of peas. The swelling seems to have almost gone down now but these pea size lumps are still there, i was a bit scared thinking they might be bloodclots. After my procedure i was desperate for a wee and a nurse tried to move me ALONE!!! told me to bend my knees and roll over, which i found very hard to do. But before she came another nurse had told me to keep my legs flat and to not bend my knees for 2-3 hours because my groin could leak. So maybe thats why it leaked ive no idea.
Also I dont know about you but the after care was terrible..... They gave me no buzzer so when i needed a nurse, I had to shout!!
I have no idea how i got the infection as i was first in the operating theatre. So much for these places to be sterile, it obviously wasnt!
Im feeling alot better now, but still keep getting the headaches, and terrible pain in my groin and stomach at the left side when i need a wee. Maybe I am a bit sorer as most people as they have been in both groins.... 4 times in my left groin for some reason!!!! I heard them saying its too deep a few times so maybe thats the reason.
During my procedure I had no care from a nurse, she was stood at the door because of the machine above me. I looked at her as if to say "Oi im here dont leave me on my own" and she came over for about
2 mins then said because of the radiography machine or xray thing that she works with it everyday and had to keep back because of exposure
(but she had protective clothing on anyway) I feel she just wanted to stand back and see what was going on because of the problems they had with my procedure.
During my procedure i heard lots of voices "I cant understand it", "We can start it so easily", "Mmmmm go back and start off av node again" etc. And that is something u definately dont want to hear when ur layed awake on your own.
After the procedure the surgeon came and said "It was difficult, but he thinks the problem is in the center of my heart" *** THINKS!!!! WHAT AM I A GUINEA PIG Well to me "THINKS" is no good. I want "TO KNOW" not "THINKS". Its not good enough, I dont want to go through all that again to come out not been ablated..... or to be ablated when the problem isnt there.
One thing i also cant understand is why some people have to be ablated several times! Surely if they know what they are doing you would only need ablating the once, unless of course they are ablating the wrong parts! Once again I revert back to us been "Human Guinea Pigs".
Well I think ive said enough for now, so im going to make a coffee as i cant sleep and the sleeping pills aint working.
Bye for now and take care everyone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX