"Second review still waiting after email..."
About: Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Cramlington NE23 6NZ
Posted by S Dalus
I am not surprised that my first review has not been posted must be sitting with the pain medication that I didn't get after my thyroid surgery. I had come round from the surgery in pain after 45 mins the pain was under control heading for ward 3 got off trolley and into bed came round with 2 paracetamol and one naproxen which the nurse halfed for me about 3 hours after l left recovery managed to take them with difficulty and was told they were coming back with some morphinen as neck was sore at this point still waiting for it !! At ten o'clock the nightshift came round with two codrydamol I was in agony by this stage neck felt like it was stiffening up and I couldn't move or swallow as I was in so much pain I wasn't written up for any so they left me to chew them it took a while but was desperate by then and beginning to sweat it was the longest night I have ever spent they checked my BP at two in the morning I had to sit up all night as bed was to far back and I didn't know how to change it and came back and asked if I was drowsy from operation no such luck and turned lights out at four o'clock in the morning big help.
They did ask if i wanted some breakfast dont know how they thourght i would be eating it.Eventually the day staff came on and gave me some oramorph which made it more comfortable and some codine and my own pain medication but only after I told them I was discharging myself as I could chew my own pain medication at home . No problem with the actual surgery but aftercare if that's the right word terrible if I need any medical treatment I will be going to Newcastle rvi