January. I have been an inpatient again for a few weeks now. The day I am due to fly back to England for uni has come and gone. The student nurses have CPR training, and I have convinced myself that I’ll be allowed to go too, once I OK it with the nurse taking it… Continue reading Taking it slow
22. Poor discharge planning- a lot of the time, readmissions are caused by poor discharge planning. As an inpatient, I’ve seen A LOT of people back on the ward after a few days-week, and I was once readmitted two days after discharge. Reasons for this can be that people aren’t ready to be discharged in… Continue reading De-glamourising inpatient (Part V)
The other week, I glanced over my GPs shoulder at my notes on the screen. On the page, is a table of my height/weight over the years. The last weight recorded was some time in 2012. I am more than a little shocked when I see that since then, I’ve put on 24kg- or 3.5… Continue reading Psych meds and weight gain: +24kg
Admittedly, I stole this idea from a blog post I read ages ago. The other night I was reminded of a song I’d listened to during freshers, which reminded me of the blog post, which made me think it’d be something fun and a little different to do myself. So here we go: a soundtrack,… Continue reading Moody mixtape
Ok, February 2016 I wrote a post (here) about a consultation I had with a plastic surgeon to see if there was anything that could be done to help my scars. Well the other week I got a letter in the post from the Big Hospital in the Big City with an admission date and… Continue reading I have a surgery date!
Slowly but surely making my way through my list! 18. Adjusting to life post discharge- Particularly when I’m down, I can find the ‘bubble’ that hospital provides quite comforting, and I’ve met a LOT of people who felt the same- that the ward was ‘safe’. While in some ways it’s positive that the hospital environment can feel… Continue reading De-glamourising inpatient (Part IV)
Been a while, but here’s Part III of the ‘De-glamourising inpatient’ series. 13. Alarms- anyone who’s been in hospital will know that alarms are a common feature of life on the ward- be it fire alarms, door alarms or rapid response alarms (when staff call for help to deal with an incident). Alarms going off… Continue reading De-glamourising inpatient (Part III)