"Varicose vein surgery - brilliant"
About: Royal United Hospital Royal United Hospital Bath BA1 3NG
Posted via NHS Choices
The Day Surgery intake room was crowded and chaotic when we arrived at 7.20am but staff were kind and doing their best in the circumstances. There were not enough rooms for nurses, anaesthetists and doctors but somehow they managed cheerfully and I was processed quickly to go to theatre. Everyone there was chatty and kind and in what seemed like no time I woke up in recovery where again staff could not do enough for me. After some time there I was taken to the next recovery ward and given a cup of tea followed by a very nice lunch and dessert. I received nothing by kindness and respect in all the time until I was able to go home later in the afternoon. I could not fault them. At home I looked for advice on recovery and was amazed to find there is no consistent advice, each site giving differing ideas on "discomfort" and wearing support stocking. Eventually I found one that tells it like it is - painful despite wall-to-wall painkillers! - and with a realistic recovery time and I am now able to walk with just a little pain.