What an adventure! I was restless waiting to go at 8 pm last night. The time finally arrived to leave (only takes 5 or so minutes to get there LOL). Wagga Wagga is not a huge town to get around!
So off I went with my bag and everything on the list and checked in. Just sign here please and that is it! What about the print out of all my medications and the paperwork, I thought to myself! They might need it when we get to the room. No. Oh well, my medication in its original packaging - do you want to give it to me? I ask. No, that is OK you take it whenever! LOL. So much for packing all this 'required' stuff!
So I get into my pjs and watch a bit of TV, play words with friends on my phone. She will be back in 45 mins after the first patient is set up. Lovely young lady doing the set up. Oh and by the way did I want anything for breakfast? Kitchen is closed but she could rustle up cereal or toast. (Light breakfast was on the 'sheet' LOL). No thanks says I, but yes I would have a jug of water for during the night......little did I know at this point that it would not be an easy task to drink!
All wired up - head, face, chest, shins, feet and bands around my chest and waist, wires on each side of my mouth and in my nose, plus a little thing in front of my mouth! I need to go to the toilet (yes, I had already been when I arrived in the room!). So off I go all wired up to a trolley - same as if you have a drip. Back and plugged in. I need to take my tablets. Interesting getting the tablets in and drinking a little water to get them down! No drinks during the night I say to myself.
Into bed, a few little things after I am hooked up to the computer - blink your eyes, move your eyes from side to side etc. all good and now it is relax time. I watch a bit of TV and start dozing so turn it off and try to go to sleep. You wouldn't believe it, an hour or so later....need to go to the toilet! So unplug the black lead and off I go. No dramas, carrying all the wires. Back to bed, sleep again for a bit. Fiona (the lovely young girl looking after me) comes in to check a couple of wires. Back to sleep again, numb finger where oxygen thingy is on, sore back even though I had taken pain killers....
Morning came - 5.45 am, unwired and yes I could have a shower there or just get dressed. I opted for getting dressed, coming home and having a lovely shower in my shower, getting all the gunk out of my hair, heater on in the house, electric blanket on in the bed.....sleep until just after 9 am.
That is my adventure last night. Results un November. LOL
Quite painless experience and didn't need all the things on 'the list'.
No place like my own bed, still in it drinking coffee and sparking with Max asleep at the end of the bed.
Have a great day everyone.