"I learnt a lot about dignity"
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Posted by funnyguy1 (as ),
I was admitted in emergency due to extreme pain, profuse sweating and a degree of delirium. It turned out that I had a recurrence of pneumonia but I am also awaiting a double hip replacement and being treated for depression too.
I went from A&E to a General Ward to ITU to Respiratory Care and finally Plastic Surgery just prior to discharge.
In the delirium I was blissfully unaware of the havoc and worry I must have caused.
The surfacing was another matter and it was distressing on many levels to me. The staff who dealt with my messes did so with the utmost professionalism, calmness and above all sympathy.
I learnt a lot about dignity, perspective and even humour from the experience.
I cannot fairly single out a particular person. Each one from any of the departments that make up ARI did their bit in the best way possible.
I know that NHS is taken for granted but I personally thank all of you for being there when I most needed it.