"Wisdom Teeth Removal"
About: Leicester Royal Infirmary Leicester Royal Infirmary Leicester LE1 5WW
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Currently recovering at home after wisdom teeth removal under general anaesthetic yesterday. Firstly, both surgeon and anaesthetist were lovely and good at explaining what was going to happen. The anaesthetic assistant who walked me to theatre was fabulous and really put me at ease, even offering to hold my hand while my cannula was inserted.
In theatre recovery the nurse looking after me was great - I obviously couldn't speak well as my mouth was numb, and was struggling to drink with a straw. They helped me with a syringe and we had a laugh about it all which was just what was needed.
Was then transferred to Ward 7 - the nurse hardly spoke to me at all, didn't take my blood pressure for over an hour and a half (only did it when the HCA prompted them!). I had to ask more than once for something for the pain before anything was done. They then said I might have to stay in but it was all very unclear.
All the other staff on the ward were lovely - the same HCA came and removed my cannula as I was sat waiting for ages for the nurse to come and do it.
Was a little surprised that neither surgeon or anaesthetist came to see me afterwards.