"Review of my stay at Pinehill hospital - for a..."
Posted by Liz Anson
Hi, I am leaving this review to tell you all about my total hysterectomy at Pinehill Hospital. I was admitted on the 19th May, and had to be there for 7.45 am. I was greeted by a very friendly member of staff, and showed to a room on the first floor. It was a twin room, and I was told that I would be sharing the room with another lady who was to be admitted that afternoon. I then unpacked my bag, and had a look round the room. It was spotlessly clean, and had a new en suite bathroom. There was plenty of space, and a freeview tv to keep me entertained. Soon after, a nurse came and gave me a gown to change into, and measured me for my very fetching surgical stockings. I was due to go for my op at 9.30 am, but the nurse came for me at 9. Prior to this, my anaesthetist came and discussed my spinal anaesthetic,, and that I would also receive other anaesthetic, alnd morphine for added pain relief. I then walked down to theatre, and went into the anaesthetic room with the nurse. I had to sit up on the couch, while they administered the spinal anaesthetic. It took a couple of tries, and they gave me a bit of oxygen because I felt a little faint. It didn't hurt to have the spinal anaesthetic, so please don't be nervous!! Then the extra anaesthetic was injected into my hand, and I was asleep very quickly! I came round in recovery,and I felt like I had just woken up after a nights sleep, I was in absolutely no pain at all. I was soon taken back to my room, and my roomate had arrived for her operation later in the day. I was monitered very closely all that day, and especially at night. Blood tests, blood pressure were al checked, along with oxygen levels and checks to ensure the spinal anaesthetic was wearing off correctly. All the nurses and my consultant were excellent. Ed (one of the nurses) was lovely . He brought extra cups of tea in the mornings, and was lovely and cheerfull. Physio staff came the next day to start some exercises. Food was excellent, with three course breakfasts, lunch and supper. Room was cleaned daily, and was spotless. The consultant came to check on me every day, and told me on wednesday that I would be discharged the next day. I was admitted on the monday, so think I must have been doing quite well. I had extra paracetamol for pain relief, the only pain I had was a bit of soreness and pain from trapped wind. I was given further physio instructions on the thursday morning before I was discharged with extra dressings and my new HRT medication. My scar is healing very well , and is very neat. No adverse reaction to the hrt either. As you can probably guess, I cannot praise the staff or my care highly enough . This was my first operation, and it couldn't have been better. Hope this helps any lady going through the same thing.