Thursday, May 10, 2012
X-Rays Last Night
Maybe around 10pm I went for an X-ray. A team of ladies slid me onto stretcher bc no getting up yet.
There are three drains to be careful not to pull on. So tricky. Let's just say it was the drugs that made me attempt to micro manage the process.
I get to X-ray and meet the fun night team. Perfect mix of professionalism and warm welcome and mischief.
But then they tell me I have to SIT UPRIGHT for it. I was shocked.
I sputter, "Are you sure this is okay?!"
"Doctor's orders," they respond calmly.
"But I just had surgery."
"How long ago?" they ask.
"Ten minutes," comes out automatically. They all laugh.
(Thank God my nurse did not warn me when I left my room, I probably would have been completely freaked by the time I rolled into X-ray.)
So they agree to lift the back of the stretcher a bit at a time.
Ready? First heave fine.
Ready? Second heave fine to about 1/2 position.
Without warning they jump to about the 3/4 position and I yelp STOP STOP STOP and maybe a mild swear word, and they hold me there to regroup.
One more heave totally upright and PAIN and I drop the F-Bomb.
They all laugh.
The lady on the team gives me the honor of best patient of the night.
Actually, once I am upright, no pain at all.
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