The first time I saw a broom was day 3, when we had to ask for the debris on the floor to be swept. If you press the nurse or pain buttons, you can expect to wait for 30 to 60 minutes for a nurse to show up. And I hope you like the beeping sound when your intravenous device runs low on fluid, because you'll be listening to that for just as long.
The surgeon must have cut a nerve to my right leg during surgery and I woke up in my room with a muscle spasm that had me screaming in pain and with numbness in my foot that hasn't gone away 4 days later.
Any basic health care giver 101 course teaches the importance of keeping a catheter tube clean to avoid infection. When I asked my nurse to clean mine, she asked why it needed to be cleaned. Another nurse swung my bed at an angle to change my pillow. When she was done, I asked her to return it to a normal position. She told me it didn't need to be straight. I let her know it needed straightening because I WANTED it to be, and she begrudgingly did it. How lazy does someone have to be to leave a bed on wheels crooked?
My surgeon never once visited me after surgery and had his assistant tell me I would just have to wait for the feeling to return in my foot. What kind of surgeon doesn't make rounds to visit his patients the day after surgery?
The food is great, IF you like powdered scrambled eggs, canned vegetables, and instant mashed potatoes. And the constrruction crew constantly banging on the roof was an added bonus.
If the feeling in my foot doesn't return within 2 weeks, my next medical appointment will likely be with an attorney.