"Removal of ovarian masses and a hysterectomy"

About: City Hospital campus

I had the operation and was put at ease throughout the whole process, woke up and felt brilliant. The next day I felt really confused and was diagnosed with post-surgery delirium. This was very scary for me and my family! (Its supposed to be quite common in elderly people that undergo big surgeries). Anyway, I felt the need to say thank you to the nurses as I was really unwell, totally confused at who I was and where I was, hallucinations etc which made me extremely irritable, (and very rude to the night nurses! Needless to say, the symptoms dissipated over the following 36 hours and I was allowed home. So thank you everyone and I apologize for any offense I may have caused. I was a totally different person during that time. There's a card in the post to say thank you!

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Response from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, which sounds like it must have been quite frightening for you and your family. It’s wonderful to hear how well cared for you were throughout your stay with us. Please don’t apologise - our clinical colleagues fully understand the impact that certain medications can have on patients. Thank you for taking the time to send our staff a ‘thank you’ card. This is a lovely gesture. We wish you well in your recovery. The people’s nurse and midwife of the year awards open to nominations ion 9 March, which you may wish to consider in light of your recent experience with us. You can find more information on our website nearer the time at www.nuh.nhs.uk