My hospital stay.
Last monday I was admitted to hospital as a day case for removal of the lipoma on my throat. A lipoma is a harmless fatty growth that just slowly grows. I thought mine had grown enough so I opted to have it removed.
I absolutely hated it in hospital and am wondering if I have any cause to complain or should I just let it go.
1st problem was a nurse who kept repeatedly telling me off for not wearing a proper surgical mask. I explained I was allergic to them but she wouldn't accept my explanation. She just kept on & on about it & got the other nurses involved. In the end after much discussion I was allowed to keep my full face visor. After that this nurse didn't speak to me. I would say her attitude could be called bullying..
I had to stay in overnight as there was a problem & I had to have a drain inserted.
Next morning they did my 'obbs' & decided I needed oxygen. I felt perfectly alright but they gave it to me anyway. After about half an hour on oxygen I began to feel awful - faint & light headed. I felt I was going to pass out. I pressed the buzzer & they all rushed over to me - took the oxygen off me & left me to rest. I recovered after half an hour but it was a horrible experience & I believe they gave me an overdose of oxygen or left me on it too long.
Apart from the ward being stark & uncomfortable & hardly being given any food these are my main complaints.
Is it worth complaining?
Before the operation.
Protection on the ward.
Home again after 30 hours of hell.