Thursday, November 16, 2006

Hospital Ban

In the last two weeks I've been to the hospital 3 times. That's more than I like to go to the hospital in 3 years. I hate hospitals (just in case I didn't mention that before)

Hospital Trip #1: (Friday)
Reason : C-section
Duration : 4 days
Outcome: I had my baby, so it wasn't all bad. Sure, I got no sleep and the nurses weren't all that helpful, but still, in all, not a bad experience.

Hospital Trip #2 (Tuesday)
Reason: Hana spit up blood
Duration: 4 hours
Outcome: She was fine - the blood was mine (nursing issues, it hurt a lot) and so no reason to worry. It gave me a great appriciation for my mother who took me to the hospital many times when I was small. We also got to see the new Alberta Children's Hospital, nice place.

Hospital trip #3 (Sunday)
Reason: I had chest pains and the nurses made me paranoid of blood clots
Duration: 10 hours
Outcome: I was fine, after a CT scan they discovered I had no problems, was completely healthy, no idea what the pain was (I think I pulled a muscle). I endured blood work, 3 IV atempts and have a HUGE bruise on my arm, plus was radio active from the dye for the CT and couldn't nurse for 48 hours. BUt I was fine, I really should stop complaining.

So now no one in my family is allowed to get sick for at least the next year. In a perfect world I'd never have to go into a hospital again at all, but I know that's not so likely. Actually, right now I'd be happy with making it a week without a trip to the ER.

5 comments:

Jadon & Amberly's Mommy said...

haha! That sounds almost exactly like our first month after having Jadon! Dane HATES hospitals after that month! We may as well have pitched a tent in their waiting room:) Glad everyone's okay, though!

Anonymous said...

Poor Steph!! :( I am sorry you had to go through that hun! Isn't the children's hospital nice though? haha!!! Glad you are all ok!! Tell Ben I miss playing Game cube with him, Ryan and Travis!! And I miss your hugs steph!!!

Jenn

*Heathluvsing* said...

Its a good thing you live in Canada. Your three visits would have cost at least 35,000 total here in the good old US of A. The land of the free and the home of the broke.

I love my country, but i miss social medicine.

Denise :) said...

Poor Steph! And I thought I disliked the once a month visits to the clinic! I can't imagin going in more ofter *laugh* But I guess that is what happens when kids arrive... Good luck with not going in more often than once a week! ;) I am glad everything is alright though, thats the important part! *smile*
PS, YAY for Canada!

Richards' said...

Glad everyone is okay! Hana is beautiful!