Sunday, February 28, 2010

Broken hands and not so bright doctors

Sorry I have been sort of MIA for the last week and a half. Two weeks ago my husband fractured his hand and it has been an ordeal to say the least. From incompetent Doctors at the hospital, to delayed surgery to fix his fractured hand, my husband not responding to pain meds after surgery, and once again incompetent doctors. (this last one is a story in itself)

Lets just say that after his surgery my husband was in major pain (because he doesn't respond to intro-venous pain meds. My hubby has a very high pain tolerance.....but this time on a pain scale of 1-10 he was at 9 and that was after morphine.....for some reason his body metabolizes pain medicine so fast that it doesn't ever have time to kick in.) As soon as we got out of the surgery center we headed to the pharmacy to fill his prescription for meds that will actually work so that we could try to get ahead of the pain. We get there and the lady behind the counter says, "I'm sorry, these prescriptions weren't ever signed by the doctor. You will have to go back to the doctor that did the surgery and get them to sign it before we can fill this for you." And of course it was after normal working hours so we spent over 3 1/2 hours hunting down a stupid signature. We finally got the doctors signature so we went back to the pharmacy........"I'm sorry, they spelled your name wrong on here. You will need to go back to the doctor and get them to write you a prescription again with your name spelled right." ARE YOU would think that they would be able to spell your name right when you have to write your name down so many times before actually having the surgery!!! It took us over 4 1/2 hours to get his pain meds all because the doctor wasn't bright enough to sign the darn piece of paper. You would think that when you are dealing with people that are in pain from being cut open they would make sure that everything was just right for your patient to get their medicine. But no...........not so much.  Lets just hope that he does better at surgery than this!!!

Thankfully now he has pain meds that work and the pain get less every day. It was torture seeing him in so much pain and not being able to do anything for him. I had to jabber about utter nothingness just to distract him from the pain. I probably sounded like a dork sitting there reading out loud his emails off of his phone. I'm pretty sure that emails from Amazon about some sort of hard drive aren't supposed to be read like a story book.........


  1. That is INSANE! I've had doc's spell my name wrong before and I just had to fill out a quick pharmacy form with the adjusted name and sign it.

    Red tape sucks!!

  2. I think my hubby would've done an Incredible Hulk stunt if he's in this situation! How could a hospital put a patient in so much trouble and through all those red tapes?!

    Hope your hubby is on the way to fast recovery and you take care too! Btw, thanks for following me through FF! :D

  3. Oh man, my husband would have flipped out by that time - I can't believe they spelled his name wrong! That's crazy!

    I hope things are getting better and everyone is in less pain around your house!


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