Another Saturday morning spent at the Ito Hospital. The hospital waiting room wasn’t as packed this morning though I arrived a bit later than I wanted to. Mind you it was only 7 minutes after the hospital opened and today I got to be number 174.
I was really impressed by how quickly they can turn round blood test results. I had my blood taken at 8.45 and when I got to see the consultant at 10.15 he had the results. I was surprised by these as, even though I’m now on medication, I’m getting worse instead of better. So he prescribed more medication. I’ll need to go back for more tests – not something I’m looking forward to but something that I’m going to need to do regularly for the forseeable future.
I don’t like having blood taken but the nurses at the hospital are very competent. I wasn’t overly happy, however, with the way they put pressure on the injection puncture once they finished. At my Doctor’s surgery they use neat little plasters. At the hospital they used a large wad of gauze and what felt like packing tape.
Too Much Tape