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hmmm, all in all a pretty crappy day today.

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donbean · 27/03/2008 19:26

Went to gynae ward as instructed on Tuesday for the tablet to induce mc.

Asked by a nurse "whats tablet for?" loudly in the middle of the ward.

Told i needed to go to efau.......

went to efau..told was in wrong dept needed to go to gynae ward......

told was sent there after bieng there.....

told to wait in waitning room....sat next to heavily preggers woman...

mw came over "whats tablet for?" had to then say in front of heavily pregnant induce mc.

got upset, ushered into a room, told would have to wait for dr, prescription, consent form, tablet to come from pharmacy.....

got REALLY upset, asked why it had been pre arranged on tuesday for me to go to ward to pick up tab at 10 am Thursday, has it not all been sorted.....just give me the pill and let me go, didnt want to go to efau in the first place, been there constantly for the last 3 weeks. fed up with bloody place.

Lovely lovely midwife explained was kind and got doc down quick to sort....hour and a half later was on my way to Ikea with pal for fish n chips and shopping.

rant over.

try to be hard, but turns out im a delecate little flower underneeth it all.
gotta go into hozzy on sat, for pesseries, then will be back to normal by Monday, phew.

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justjules · 27/03/2008 19:28

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MrsWednesday · 27/03/2008 19:30

Oh that does sound grim. There just doesn't seem to be any thought at all put into how to look after women going through mc. I've had similar experiences with my mcs, ranging from thoughtless anaesthetists (sp?) to stroppy receptionists - all designed to make a horrible experience ten times worse.

Hope it all happens quickly for you.

barking · 27/03/2008 19:31

Donbean - haven't met you on mn before, but just read your post and had to say how awful for you.

If you feel up to it, have you thought of making an official complaint?

Hope you have a peaceful evening x

Lulumama · 27/03/2008 19:32

oh no did not know you had been having a tough time. sorry to hear that

Heathcliffscathy · 27/03/2008 19:35

shit donbean that is awful, poor you.

glad there was someone around with a bit of humanity.

BreeVanDerCampLGJ · 27/03/2008 19:59

Not sure which of these is your vice, so have included both.

Huge Hugs to you and your DH.


PrePG · 28/03/2008 10:42

donbean I'm so sorry it's been so awful. I know exactly how you feel about the hospital - I cringe when I think about it now, I'm so sick of having been there. I get so annoyed about the incompetence of the staff but then you see someone lovely and feel guilty for thinking that at all.

Take it easy and take care of yourself.

Nina2 · 28/03/2008 11:52

Really feel for you . I was in for a mmc recently and it felt like all discussion seemed to take place at top volume (why they think a curtain is sound-proof ) including the one about what I wanted done with anything removed. The nurses were very kind in all, but I just didn't need it on a general gynae ward.

And don't get me started about two pregnant ladies (both in for extreme morning sickness) and their conversation about how "it was a load of (insert word) about smoking in pregnancy stunting your baby, 'cos I smoked, like, all the way through my last and, like, my baby was over 8 pounds." Oh how I cried!

Hope you're feeling a bit better soon.

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