I was lucky I survived since they tried their best to kill me.
It's a good thing you got out. I was prisoner in the hospital which was fair and then the rehab from hell. Nurse Ratched and company were there and at night you are as you say, fucked. I had my daughters come in and ream out the heads of nursing but not much happened after promises that it would. Many lf us older women can relate to everything you said. They think we are old so what does it matter. Well, it matters because we took care of your sorry asses and now you can step up and do the same.
Brava! If you can do this, you're on the mend!
I understand your pain. Prayers you’re doing much better.
Sorry for your pain.
You're right, hospitals are dangerous places. Glad you made it out alive. Hope you feel better now and continue to heal.
I'm so sorry you went though all of that, but I hope the surgery worked so at least it will have been worth it overall.
This may be a duplicate. I wrote before and my skill level made it go poof. I am glad
you are feeling better and snarky. It is disconcerting to some people that we "old lady's" still have some spirit. Keep kvetching stay snarky.
Oh, Erica, I'm so sorry you got such disorganized and thoughtless care while in the hospital, and glad that it didn't extinguish your snark. I think your experience was very much like that of many, and I also think that we older people are discounted, like we don't know what our meds are for or when we need them. It's especially bothersome that they didn't give you pain meds. Your comments about the success of back surgery and the medieval aspect are spot on. More than one doc has even told me back surgery is about successful about 50% of the time. I'm glad you're home and hope your recovery goes really well.
OMG! No pain meds? No food? Which hospital was this?
You are the best! Snark on!
So glad you're on the mend.
I am so sorry for your pain, but I am so glad you're still alive and that you're doing better!!! I LOVED your article!
Last week I had day surgery for "simple" cataract removal. Was given ketamine aesthesia and had hallucinatory reaction which nurses humorously called Special K. For me it was not fun nor funny. I felt my treatment was humiliating and disrespectful. I was released into my daughter's custody when I could barely stand and believed this weirdness would last forever. Word is: older people have these reaction frequently. I will be 83 next week and am wondering if any other snarky's have had similar experiences.
Aging is a real treat, isn't it?