Tomorrow I am scheduled to have an operation in the thorax region.
I left home today, thursday. The taxi came and pick me up at about 6:00 AM. It is a long way to the hospital so I have to sleep for a while.
To be continued when I get there…
I arrive at the hospital at 9:am. I was admitted by a nurse. i submitted my health declaration and medicine list. After a while the surgeon came and we talked at his office. He told me about the procedures of the operation and he showed me also a picture of the tumor which they are going to remove.
Another nurse came to talk to me also and I have answered some questions she had.
Then a physiotherapist talked to me and informed me about things I have to do after the operation. To train the lungs and some movements and activities I have to take to recover fast.
Another step is to talk to the anesthetist. He explained to me about the anesthetic procedure that I have to take before the operation tomorrow.
Finally the enrollment was finished at around 12:00 PM and a nurse came to tell I can go for a walk because my room will be ready at 3:00 PM.
At 3:00 PM I was given a room together with an old lady.
I was given a lock for my dear belongings, a closet and a table with every modern hospitals have. I feel lucky to be treated in this country where I don’t need to pay anything. A free major surgery I must say and at least I know where my tax money is being used.
I was very good taken cared of all the nurse on duties that night. Every thing was check, my blood pressure, blood count, pulse etc.
I took a shower twice using disinfectant soaps twice everyttime and with 5 hours interval. I got new hospital shirts and pants evertime I took a shower.
The next day, I was waken up by the nurses, gave me new shirts and disinfectant to use in the shower. I had to do it twice so the skin will be very clean to protect me from infections.
Exactly 7:35 AM I was driven with my hospital bed to the operating room on the ground floor. The nurses was waiting for me and greeted me so happily. It was like a princess arrival. I felt safe and comfortable. They were around 5 nurses including the anesthetist. After he had given anethesia, I don’t remember anything else. I woke up at around 10:20 AM Waited some minutes to really wake up and drove me again back to my room with many tubes around me. Morfin for the pain in the wound, dextrose, drenage to drain the wound, cateter for the urine since I am still paralized from breast down to the buttom.
At first I was not aware how long they have cut me but I saw later that it was about 20 cm from below my right breast backwards.
I just felt the pain from the wound the day after. I don’t know maybe they sank my dose of morfin. I have taken a lot of medicines. I almost painted when I went to the toilet just about to brush my teeth, so the nurse took me back to the bed immediately took my blood pressure which is very low. They gave me injections and medicine for neusea. I had to do x-ray of my lungs too and the x-ray men came to me instead.
The next day, february 3, after eating breakfast, I was still not feeling well, I am dizzy and feel sick, the nurse gave me a medicine for that and they drove me to the x-ray room on the first floor. I thought I could do it but still felt sick and dizzy. They didn’t handle me very well there, They mishandled me, they didn’t consider that i might have pain.
About 12:30 PM, the doctor came and took out the drenage because I don’t need it anymore. It was about a 12 mm hole after the drenage and she closed it with a tread which was already sewn in there after during the operation. It stings a little but now it’s gone.
February 9, I was moved to another hospital near our place. Before they let me go the nurse removed half of the stitches, a total of 13 pcs.
Now it’s february 14, Valentines day. I was just released from the hospital. I’m waiting for my taxi which my nurse booked for me. He is coming at 1:45 PM, some minutes more.
Arrived home at 2:30 PM…home sweet home! In my own bed at last! Been away for 15 days.