After my surgery I was still doped up when I got to my room. I had a morphine pain pump and catheter inserted. Sure enough around 10pm the pain because excruciating. I did not get any sleep at all.... zero. When the night nurse (Ratchet) came to take my blood pressure I told I was in extreme pain & that I can't sleep. She said well just push the pain pump every 5 minutes...I said how can I sleep if I have to push a pain pump every 5 minutes? She just left. Gee thanks alot. The next morning the "real nurses came in and they were so nice. They showed me how to get out of bed how to sit etc. They gave me a pain pill to help ....nice.
Then nurse Ratchet arrived. I ask her to please bring me some water and ice chips. You'd think I asked her to cook me a gourmet dinner.
I need to get up so I pushed the call button...."Yes she says" I need to get out of bed. "Well you know how ....just use your walker." Well I would do that if it was close by but it was at the other side of the room. So she came and brought the walker over....did she help me out of bed? haha as if that was in her job description....oh yah...it actually is. I then asked her if I could sit on a chair before getting back in bed and she said "well you will have to sit there for an hour" fine....w/e just go away. The the nurse for my roommate came in and I asked her to please help me get into bed. She smiled...yes smiled and helped me back to bed. Still could sleep so me & my roommate tried to make each other laugh b/c she couldn't sleep either. Nurse Ratchet shows up and asks us to keep the noise down. Oh I said did someone complain? No ....no? the [EDIT] is your problem? So we just kept chatting..[EDIT].
I just couldn't wait to get the hell out of that hospital so lucky for me my friend is also a nurse at the same hospital & she discharged me.