Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hospital Woes


Today I go back to the doctor for a stitch removal ceremony. I am not too eager about going anywhere. I was told not to drive yet, so I have to hitchhike. I guess it’ll be easier than walking all the way over there. I am just so glad I am out of the hospital. Do you know they have a torture machine that the enemy would love to get their hands on. It registers your oxygen level and heart rate. When your oxygen level drops below 90 or so, it has a red light that comes on and it starts beeping really loud. Beep Beep Beep Beep. With my sleep Apnea my oxygen level drops when I go to sleep. I guess it’s designed that way on purpose so you will wake up and breath. I called the nurse every time it came on. She would come in and fiddle with it. The nurse didn't tell me it was supposed to beep, she kept trying to fix it. So I am still not sure if it was supposed to beep or what. I finally told the nurse that I thought the Dr. had said I could have a sleeping pill. She came back in two seconds flat with that sleeping pill. If she can’t fix the machine maybe she can at least get me shut up. It worked because I didn’t hear any beeping the rest of the night.

9 comments:

Cora said...

Well maybe they will have cake at the stitch removal ceremony, Ok maybe not. It will probably be gravy salad :0)

Raggedy Girl said...

We can all use a sleeping pill from time to time.

Have a Terrific Tuesday
I love coming to visit you
from
Roberta Anne a.k.a. The Raggedy Girl

Jimh. said...

Grndma,you always make me laugh! I imagined people in white robes looking very, very somber and reciting the stitch removal incantations...then I realized I watch WAY TOO MUCH Sci-Fi Channel.

Cora is right, they'll probably have Gravy Salad for you. Good luck!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Sounds like you are doing pretty well..
Hope all went well with the stitch removal..
have a great week..

Robyn said...

You are the funniest person I know. My daughter is having a fundraiser at a comedy club in Seattle. I think you ought to come and be on stage. I know you would make her a fortune!

Diane said...

I think Robyn has a great idea! I love coming to visit you cause I always leave with a smile on my face! I hope the stitch removal ceremony went well, with no undue discomfort. Take care of yourself! Just cause the stitches are out doesn't mean you're ready to go dancing!

Many hugs..........

Diane

Jan said...

This is the funniest apnea story I've ever read. Who would have thought that can be a mother lode of hilarity. Certainly not my unimaginative mind.

I'm glad you're past this episode already. And so was the nurse who readily obliged you in 2 secs flat with a sleeping pill. ",)

Rafter's-n-Henderson said...

Lorrene - you have been in our families prayers. We all just wish for this pain to be gone and your life to get back on track. You are a very strong person with such a loving heart. I am sorry I have been away from reading all my favorite blogs for so long. Just want you to know I am thinking of you often. Many blessings to a healthy rest of the year to you ... Jaime

Grandma Blog said...

You have such a neat blog site. I just love visiting.
Thanks for all your support. I am doing much better today.