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My Hospital Stay

GreyEagleGGreyEagle Posts: 350
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I should say the staff of the hospital was wonderful when I had my cervical laminectomy. I had no post op anesthesia problems at all. The most that happened was slight nausea the first time I ate.

I was in the hospital 4 days. They always gave me insulin shots before meals. I am type 2 diabetic and non-insulin dependent. I take pills for my diabetes. But for some reason they do this post-op for in-patients. They checked my temperature and blood pressure and blood sugars regularly.

The physical therapist had me walk short walks each day. Each bed had a button I could push and call for help if I needed help with anything. The staff responded quickly and without complaint each time.

The hospital bed was not near as comfortable as my bed at home. Lol. Interestingly they had a device they wrapped around each of my feet that compressed and decompressed constantly. I think that was to prevent blood clots. It was not uncomfortable. I slept well each night.

The nurses injected antibiotics thru an IV in my hand from time to time. I woke up with a catheter on. While it was mildly uncomfortable it was not bad. They took the catheter out the second day. That experience was unpleasant. Urinating was mildly painful for maybe a day then cleared up.

All in all...great staff, great hospital.

Ken GreyEagle


  • I'm so glad to hear you had a good experience with both surgery and the hospital stay. Take it easy at home and don't overdo - keep us posted on how you are feeling!

    Take care,

  • That's good all went well with your surgery and hospital stay. I wish all goes as well as you recover. Take it easy. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • I'm so glad that your surgery and hospital stay went so well. I'm with Cheri though. Don't try to do to much until you're feeling better. I know there is a family who needs you but they need you well most of all.
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