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Andy_B : The Hospital 1st Day
Diary entry posted Sun 4:20am 1 July 2007

23rd April 2007, Southampton General Hospital, I awoke to find plenty of tubes going into me, Oxygen into to the nose, IV drips and a push button self administrating painkiller, it was very difficult to tell if it was working when I pushed the button, I never had had any great sensation of any kind when I did, but I was feeling pretty weak overall, the nurses were giving me IV antibiotics 4 times a day. They came aroud about midday and said come on lets get you out and into the chair, so I gave myself a couple of shots (I had to wait 5 mins between each, for the machine to reset). I was bandaged up on my right leg and had a number of dressings on my thigh and left leg. I was assisted out of the bed and into the chair but after a while stared to feel weaker and nausious, not a comfortable experience getting back into bed, very painful, had a bit of a cold sweat. My consultant came around later and explained what treatment I had been given. I had some pain in my wrist which he examined and thought it may be a scafoid fracture and would need to get x-rayed.
Very sleepless night, so much noise from hospital staff and other patients, also had some stomach ache.



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