Private health insurance is the bomb. Really.
Private hospitals are five billion times better than public hospitals, noticed particularly when you are being transfer from private to public. And when you are eating the hospital meals.
Take your own pillow. The first time I was there MR brought mine in for me when he arrived home. Oh the bliss.
Ask for print outs of your blood test results. You will learn loads. For example, I finally learnt how to properly read and understand the greater than and less than signs ( < > ) that I never understood in high school.
If you are good (and not toooo sick) they will let you go out for the day. So long as you come back.
Beeping is fucking annoying. (Okay, I did already know this)
It is amazing what you can actually cope with being poked and prodded in and pulled out of your body.
Nurses will not believe you when you try to convince them that the nasogastric tube (that you pulled out) fell out.
Nasogastric tubes are the worst invention of all time EVER. I do not blame anyone for pulling their own out. I won't go so far as to encourage it, but oh the relief!*#(!#^!@^! (until they stuck it back in)
Many medical people think they are Good At Putting In Canulas. They are Not.
|Those sticky dots are their three goes on that arm before they got it in, |
there are two matching sticky dots on the other arm...)
Please feel free to add your own random/ironic/sarcastic/serious observations from your hospital stays.