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Nov 03, 2016 4:54 PM

So today has been a day from hell. And still didn't get all I needed today. So I had a stress test iron infusion and chemo all today.
The stress test was awful nurses bickering amongst themselves all whike I've got a med induced heart racing. One nurse telling the other bitches thst she needs to give me the corrective meds to slow my heart down.thr other bitches yelling to her to wait. So after two rounds of this the one nurse finally said I'm giving it to her she red lining. Then they all leave the room . Don't come back for several long minutes. Now once they find out that my mom use to work there and I know people.now they all nice.. I'm like forget y'all..
So they go to remove the iv and my had is swollen and broken out. Well quess what I'm allergic to the tape they used. Not to even mention my appointment was at 9am they didn't start til 12.
So now I'm upstairs at the chemotherapy well they have a new nurse who is not familiar with all the patients. She takes the wrong lady and attempts to give her my shot. Ha... ugh..so now that's tended to .now they look for the orders to give me the infusion. Oh!!they have no orders because they lost my labs. What the hell!!!!!
Needless to say I'm so over today.

Nov 03, 2016 5:15 PM

Sounds really frustrating.
Im sorry you're going through this. They should know what they're doing, especially in chemo.
I'm sending you positive vibes. I know its not much but I will keep you in my thoughts.
I would be pussed off after thats day aswell.
I hope thing get a little better for you.
Lets us know how you arr doing after the chemo dose today

Nov 03, 2016 5:19 PM

Thanks..i really let them see a different side of me today. Usually I'm calm and patient. But I've not eatten and been through hell. So I was not very normal. I couldn't take my meds all day so my pain is up to the numb setting. Body is screaming and head it throbbing.

Nov 03, 2016 5:29 PM

Wow the fun never ends ... I can't believe how the concept of professionalism is as rare as common sense. .. glad you're home now and can recover from this awful day. Take care of yourself!!!!!🍫🍫🍫🍫

Nov 03, 2016 5:45 PM

Oh geez. I'm so sorry their incompetence is putting you through so much. Sending good thoughts your way.

Nov 03, 2016 7:11 PM

Maybe I'm expecting people to be to perfect. However, the majority of medical professionals here just seem to be going through the motions. It's as if they don't know how to truly handle truly sick people.

Nov 03, 2016 8:31 PM

Modern medicine doesnt seem to be able to handle the truly and chronically sick. it's something sorely lacking.
I'm sorry you had to go through that.

Nov 04, 2016 2:20 AM

Newfibrogirl, I'm sorry you had such a hellacious day!! Sounds like a total nightmare to me. I would have really been worried after the nurse was ready to give another patient my shot!! The whole thing probably would have done my head in. I'm glad the day is over for you. Tomorrow will be a better day. Hang in there, Girl, you got this!! {{{Hugs}}}πŸ’•

Nov 04, 2016 3:14 AM

OH no, I'm soo sorry you had to go thro all that, I wish there was something I could do to make it more bearable xx

Nurses arguing over what to do, blimey they have no professionalism at all!!!!
HOW in earth a new nurse gets things that muddled is beyond me, if she doesn't know who is who she should have the notes with her and call out the patients names......surely it really isn't that hard to do????
These nurses seem to have lost the basics in patient care and safety and you're not expecting perfect....you're just expecting basic patient care and a bit of common sense.
Sending you { { { BIG GENTLE LOVING HUGS } } } and positive and healing prayers all making their way to you know XX

Nov 04, 2016 3:28 PM

Thank you guys...sexy..your so right. I was actually wearing an armband so it was as simple as calling out my name and even just looking at the label. Even the other patient was looking kind of put off by what had just happened. When she told the nurse they the shot doesn't look thr same , the nurse even tried to question her. And with all that me and everyone who has serious chronic illnesses you know just as much if not more about your illness then the Dr or nurse. So for me it made me feel good to see another person like me not afraid to actively participate in your health care.

Nov 04, 2016 4:52 PM

newfibrogirl it definitely makes you wonder how some people pass their tests to become nurses.
Sending positive soothing thoughts your way πŸŒΌπŸ’œπŸ€—

Nov 04, 2016 5:00 PM

Oh that us just terrible, there are procedures in place for this very reason....I've been going to the same pain clinic with the same nurse and even now she knows me and sees me sitting in the waiting room she still calls my name out and she says it's the procedure that they all have to follow to make sure things like that are avoided. .
EVEN when I was in hospital, before the doctors would even speak to me they would always check my armband and the same when the nurses were dispensing meds, they would always have the chart ask me my name then double check my armband no matter how many times they'd done it before!

I hope you're feeling much calmer and less stressed and anoyed today xx you're in my prayers xx

Nov 04, 2016 5:08 PM

Yea..I'm feel better as far as being upset with my experience. I'm feeling weak and washes out but my chemo does that. And I've had a bust day with visitors today and I've not had much rest nor have I been eatting to well today. But all considering I suppose I'm doing well. Definitely plan to d much more resting this weekend.

Nov 04, 2016 6:30 PM

Something similar happened to me earlier this year. I had a migraine that wouldn't ease up so the doctor sent me for a "cocktail" to help break up the migraine. The nurse called me by my name. Checked my orders then got the IV started. He went to help another patient but left the chart on the chair beside me. I happened to glance over and saw the name on the chart was not mine. It took about 5 minutes to get a nurse back where I was. I asked if the chart was mine. He said yes. I then explained the name on the chart wasn't mine. Luckily it was just Rocephin so it didn't hurt me But still... I was a nurse in my "previous" life. I know that incidents like this have to be documented. They didn't follow procedure. So I reported it instead.

Ever since I make doubly sure that they have the right patient.

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