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Home from the hospital...

...and butchered like a hog.

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So they're treating me for a pulmonary embolism, a common complication after knee replacement surgery, but it took two days and a lot of tests to arrive at that diagnosis. I'm so glad to be home! My younger son, the one with autism, thought I was going to die because my mom died after going to the hospital. My heart broke. On top of that, a large number of the med techs who took blood were TOTALLY incompetent. I kept having to insist that they stop trying and get someone else, then the nurse would call someone she knew was good from another unit and they'd come and get the blood no problem. I'm not a "hard stick" you guys. When I go to a lab with competent phlebotomists it's a quick, easy, no bruise/no pain procedure. This hospital apparently just doesn't hire good techs. The nurse actually told me to make sure I complain on the survey I'll get, because all the doctors and nurses know it's a problem but the hospital won't do anything about it. What the fuck??

So. That was my weekend. I'm happy to be home with all of my boys, both 2 and 4 legged, and no more needles!!

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