back from hospital after 6 days ..3-4-'18
March 4, 2018 8:57pm CST
We had so many appointments to find out what caused my fall that the doctor said I should just go into the hospital and get all the tests. to get it over with. Great plan I thought at the time. Thing is, I had tons of tests But nothing indicated why. Kind of makes me feel like it was all for nothing. Especially since the main things I wanted looked at did not get done. I ended up in fear they was keeping me forever. 3rd day they gave me the wrong antibiotic in spite of all these warnings on my arm. plus they kept holding me over night because my heart rate would rise too much. Well of course if a person gets anxiety their heart rate goes up. Duh! and I should have known I might catch something worse which I think I did. I might be the only person goes to hospital and come out feeling worse. So here I am thinking of catching up again. Good thing I was mostly alert as one nurse came in to give me something for my "hemogloben" for a blood transfusion! Talk about heart rate going up?!! I nearly had a heart attack. Luckily, I told her she needed to check her facts again. sure enough she had the wrong gal here. Ever been told such a scary thing in the hospital? photo shows my left arm with a temp tattoo and 3 bands ID, allergies, and fall risk. the tattoo says no BP or IV on that side because of cancer I had years ago. I am quite the mess but still going.
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• Dallas, Texas
You are a brave person in any case. This thing about fast heart rate, beats per minute reminds me that I too had it bad. 106 was the rate, then I read about how some people have allergies to the effects of such medications as Claratin, which is an OTC antihistamine, which when I don't take it my pulse goes back down to nearly normal. But that day at the clinic, it was so high I realized I would not relax until I got the heck out of there. I hate hospitals.
• Dallas, Texas
@bunnybon7 , Well, I find that being able to talk to someone in the family about things helps me and spending at least an hour a day outdoors doing whatever I like doing, like planting things in the yard or doing basic maintenance. It is boring to some people but to me it helps with anxiety. Watching the evening news on the other hand, causes much undo stress. So I try to mute commercials and find time to unwind after the news is over.
• Holiday, Florida
@lookatdesktop i can hardly stand listening to or reading news these days. and unable to get out any more. family seldom has time to talk with me these days but yesterday a social worker came and talked with me and that was great. he helped a lot with concerns
• Pamplona, Spain
Goodness and a very good thing that you told her also. They can get things wrong as they have a lot of work sometimes too. Are you okay now? Hope you settle back in at home and you are feeling so much better.