I hope word gets back to the ward nurse if she was the one who made the mistake...not so much that she gets into trouble...just to be more careful.
Even with home first aid you wouldn't just leave a bandage on for 2 and 1/2 weeks without checking, cleaning and redressing.
How is it feeling btw?
Good work re the phone call. Hope Thursday's visit finds that alls well.
The new ward had a central nurses station with 12 beds arranged in a circular pattern around it, a bit like a cattle pen hence the constant noise. I felt the nurses, mostly, did their duty with regard to meds and bp checks but were otherwise quite distant. With a high turn over of patients it's probably a bit different to the regular wards.
they had one serial pest, a young man claiming to be in pain who clearly wasn't, and was there for the second time. He was the number one suspect for the bomb threat received on Thursday! It certainly wasn't dull. I'm glad me prolapse surgery will be in a private hospital!
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Ring the docs and query this as all the girls say.
A bulk billed appt. through your surgeons office is the least they can do.
Glad your feeling ok.
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ive learnt to go on my gut instinct, and you appear to have some thoughts yourself, go with your gut instinct (appropriate when we're discussing your tummy..lol) and dont let this ride, its far too big a thing to just let it be and to trust without questions.. hopefully not, but if you get an infection in there it could set you back months and months. pls ring yr surgeon and tell him/her your concerns.
they dont seem to give out antibiotics for even major surgery, i was amazed when had mastectomy no drugs at all.
this is not recommended but ive always got a stash of antibiotics in the fridge, if any hint of infection rears it head, i knock it down quickly.
I'm sure a call to the surgeon would ease your concerns. It sounds very confusing to me.
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Yes a phone call is certainly the way to go. Unfortunately as we have found on the forum we have to take things into our own hands at times and check these things.
I imagine the surgery that you had....the repair...wouldn't be that common and I guess the compression bandage needs to be there for that long but we all know that wounds have to be closely monitered. Are you on antibiotics?
Good luck with the phonecall..
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