23.09.19 – My Second Home

So I’m back in hospital – as a patient *eyes roll*. I arrived here on Thursday 19th Sept, so I’ve only been here for a few days.

Unfortunately I spent most of the weekend waiting around, but I managed to get an ultrasound scan on Friday which as expected, showed nothing.

Hopefully having an MRCP tomorrow. I’ve had one in the past so I know what to expect. All it is, is an MRI specifically looking at the biliary tree, Liver and bile ducts. If this MRI scan doesn’t show anything, an endoscopy and possibly a barium swallow will be requested. I ensured they knew how frustrating all this pain has been and continues to be. I don’t want to spend my life on Tramadol, other pain killers, struggling to get through my shifts at work and having to have days off sick.

I’m having daily bloods taken in the morning. I’m usually trying to get back to sleep after being woken up by a HCA taking my observations at 06:30. I just stick my arm out from underneath the covers for the HCA’s and Phlebotomists. I think they realise now that I’m not a morning person 😂.

Whilst here, I’m prepping for a job interview in this hospital. It’s helpful in a way to be here as I’m asking the other nurses about what to expect from the interview. They have given me confidence by saying I’ll do well especially as my patient experience is valuable. It’s always helped me go above and beyond due to the empathy I show towards my patients.

My fruit bowl made using a urine/stool sample bowl 😂

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