About: Fairfield General Hospital Fairfield General Hospital Bury BL9 7TD
I had a d&c after a miscarriage today 13/3/15 at the day surgery unit. I am still in shock and severely upset by the treatment i received. I waited 4 hours to go to surgery. I didn't mind. The anesthetists were amazing. They comforted me and talked to me. Everything was ok until that point. I woke up in the ward at 1pm. It was obvious i had a bad reaction to the general anesthetic. I couldn't open my eyes. I fell asleep for 2hours. I was woken up a few times but couldn't wake up. I was feeling faint and shaky. At 3pm a registered nurse rudely told me i need to wake up because i'd been there since 1pm. I could barely speak. I said i'm hungry. I heard her tell the student nurse she needs to eat and then leave. I couldn't eat and i was violently sick all over myself and the bed. I couldn't even focus and i was very confused. I was told can i ring my husband. I said no to which the nurse seemed annoyed. I also said id need a wheelchair. How could they not see i wasn't in a fit state to walk. The nurse repeatedly told the other staff I had been here since 1pm. I was made to put my clothes on. I thought i'd faint whilst putting my clothes on. I was given some medication instructions and forms which i didn't understand because i kept drifting off. I then had to walk to the waiting room. Soon as i left the ward, i cried uncontrollably to my husband. Having lost my baby was hard enough but the treatment i had was much worse. I realise there's a bed shortage but i was clearly unwell. Being told once i had eaten and once i'm in bed at home i'll be fine is not good enough. I was literally dragged out of the bed. I wasn't in pain from the d&c and it wasn't hunger. I was clearly suffering from side effects from the anesthetic. It took hours for the anesthetic to wear off when i got home. I had tingling in my legs and arms and felt dizzy even after i ate. What person would deliberately like to stay in hospital? I was too confused to even talk in full sentences. When i couldn't eat the sandwich, one nurse said maybe you will be able to eat when you eat food you are use to, when you get home. Does the nurse think i only eat curry and have never had a sandwich? Had the nurse thought i can't eat because i'm sick? People react differently to procedures and other people may have been fine but i wasn't. Maybe because i couldn't get my sentences out, the nurses thought i can't speak english??