First of all, I was late arriving. 5:30 am was a little too early. Besides, I wasn’t in a rush to have brain surgery! Once I got to the hospital, I was swiftly taken to the room so that I could change into the hospital gown and be prepped for surgery. This is where the madness began. I had given my purse that contained all of my NEEDED gadgets (iPhone. iPad) to Catherine who was in the waiting room. I kindly asked the nurse to allow Catherine to bring my iPad to the room so that I could calm myself down by writing. Sure, I wanted to check Facebook too, but she didn’t need to know that. The nurse said she understood and would call Catherine after she completed entering information into the computer.” UH really??? Lady nurse, I can be writing while you are imputing information. Please call my daughter.” The nurse again stated, she understood and she would call for Catherine, but I believed the nurse was just patronizing me.
After what seemed like 20 minutes of waiting for Catherine to come with my iPad, I MAY have become a little bit impatient. I’m dressed in my hospital gown with my real estate exposed in the back for the world to see. I took the blanket off the bed, wrapped up, and begin to head out of the surgery room to find Cat for myself. Yep, the Diva was on the run! LOL!
As I passed the front desk, my nurse asked where was I going? At the same time, a vertically challenge (very short) woman also approached me as if she was going to hold me down. To myself, I’m thinking, “They sent YOU to stop me? Let’s do this!” I told the nurse, since you didn’t call my daughter, I’m going to go and find her myself. I need my iPad to calm me down. (Yeah, it sounds really silly today).
I was then escorted back to my room and told if I try to run again, the surgery would not performed. Later I would find out that “EASILY AGITATED” was written in my charts. REALLY?? Me? Labeled after one incident. For every shift change, the incoming nurse would be told that I was “easily agitated.” LOL! I tried to redeem myself several times but it didn’t go well. I’ll tell you about those adventures later.
My WONDERFUL family and friends who were in the waiting room said if I had made it to them in my gown wrapped in a blanket, they would have acted like they did not know me. They also teased me about my continually declaring “It is well with my Soul” and "This is For God’s Glory” and yet clowning and trying to run away to get an iPad. LOL & SMH!! I guess in hindsight, running away to get an iPad was not a good idea.
I did apologize to the nurse.