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sullidog
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« on: August 09, 2010, 07:17:22 PM »

Ok, there's this nurse at my center that is a real b** to me, one minute she's nice next minute she's giving me a lip.
Today after getting off the machine, I was about a kilo less then I was when put on, I didn't even though they were pulling anything because I didn't get sick or anything, so I asked about it because they usually don't pull fluid on me even though my bp has been a bit high lately and they were like oh yeah your doctor put in an order to take off fluid. That was ok with me as I had some on me anyways but the point is that if the doctor calls in an order for the nurses I feel I have a right to know what the order is and why he did it, they told me nothing then when I asked the b*** nurse if this was permanet or temperarly she got annoyed at me so I just said fine I'll ask on Wednesday
I know I'm blind but dang it if there's changes for my treatment I have the right to know before it starts!
The other staff is nice to me but this one nurse I have no idea what her issue is!
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May 13, 2009, went to urgent care with shortness of breath
May 19, 2009, went to doctor for severe nausea
May 20, 2009, admited to hospital for kidney failure
May 20, 2009, started dialysis with a groin cath
May 25, 2009, permacath was placed
august 24, 2009, was suppose to have access placement but instead was admited to hospital for low potassium
august 25, 2009, access placement
January 16, 2010 thrombectomy was done on access
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 07:49:45 PM »

Bipolar?   ;D

I hate when they think you don't need to know.  I realize some of the elderly patients don't get it, and don't want details, but I want to know and understand all of it, darn it!  That holds true for my transplant stuff now, too.  Don't just say "Your levels are fine."  Up, down, trending one way or the other over the last several blood tests?  Yooohooo, I'm over here - look at me when you are talking to me!    Oh, never mind, I've got talking out loud about me confused with actually talking to me.  (Thank heavens the doc I ended up with once I was stable is capable of a real conversation!)
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 05:43:27 PM »

I guess you'll have to ask before every session "any new orders I should know about?"  Don't let them get away with that.  We are not stupid!

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 06:17:52 PM »

It is your right to know details. Demand it, remember the squeeky wheel get oiled>
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bladder cancer 1994
renal failure April 2009 due to blocked right ureter. Left kidney 20% function
November 18 2009 surgery to remove right ureter.
April 3, 2010 removal bladder, prostrate, left kidney.
June 11, 2010 started Hemo @ hospital
July 2, 2010 Embolized right Kidney due to hemoraging of tumor
September 11, 2010 RIP my love
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010, 06:16:25 AM »

, remember the squeeky wheel get oiled>

Or gets stuck with the biggest needles aaaaaaahhhhhh!
(in my case) Don't complain about the people who sticks you with big needles. heheheh
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010, 06:19:47 AM »

 :Kit n Stik;  OUCH!
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caregiver to husband Frank

bladder cancer 1994
renal failure April 2009 due to blocked right ureter. Left kidney 20% function
November 18 2009 surgery to remove right ureter.
April 3, 2010 removal bladder, prostrate, left kidney.
June 11, 2010 started Hemo @ hospital
July 2, 2010 Embolized right Kidney due to hemoraging of tumor
September 11, 2010 RIP my love
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