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Tell us about the times when an already difficult situation has been made worse for no good reason. Pollollups writes, "As if being given a muscle relaxant and trapped in an MRI tube wasn't bad enough: whilst thus immobilised, they played me Dido."

(, Thu 16 Jun 2005, 7:46)
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Broke my arm...
Ok, so i broke my arm, won't mention how at about 7:30, get to hospital at 8 in A&E, wait around till 10 (take your time why the hell not?!?!)

Trainee doctor comes; "Taken any painkillers?" Me: "Not yet no, no-one offered"; Him: "Ah you better take some then" off he trots, bout half an hour later returns with some panadol stuff, yeh thanks alot doc, that's gonna help. "So first off you need to take an x-ray"

Wohoo, X-Ray time (half an hour wait -_-, thought someone coulda done that while we were waiting for doctor?!?!) turned out i'd broken both bones at my wrist and one was shattered...

Back to to the trainee doctor; "I'm not really sure i can deal with this, i need to get my senior" hence half an hour more waiting... Senior arrives; "Ok, it's too late for us to operate now, so what we'll do is put you in a temporary cast for the night and operate first thing tomorrow"

Time to get the cast ^_^, so we go in this shabby room, trainee doctor and senior this time; "Ok this may hurt a little" [yanks my arm up so its as straight as possible] Yes it damn well hurt!!! Ok, so now its time to sleep, rite?

WRONG! Now it's time to be turned into a sieve as the nurse tries to find a vein to put me on the drip, i think it was 7 times she tried by the elbow before she moved down to the unbroken wrist, this took long enough...

So i finally get to sleep at bout 1 o clock only to be woken every hour by some nurse checking my pulse...

Wake up next morning, ok, cool, so they're gonna operate today, rite? "As soon as possible" they said, so what? 11'o clock? WRONG, apparently there was no oppurtunity till 4pm!!! great -_-. . .

Bare in mind i haven't been allowed to eat or drink since about 7 o clock previous night, ok so 4 o clock they operate all goes fine... wake up, ok, so i can go home now right?

WRONG, apparently it's stay one night in A&E and get one free night special offer week, so i'm there another night, and get to eat lovely spongey pizza -_-... (Oh yeh, i was also sick after this pizza cos of the anasthetics, just to make it all the moe enjoyable)

Next morning i'm free to go, after another release x-ray that is... Hence another hour waiting, at about 2 o clock i was free to go, and hence i did.

It was only a 40+ hour dilema (surely there was no need for that!??!)
(, Sat 18 Jun 2005, 20:32, Reply)

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