Thursday, April 24, 2008

S.O.S.

Today my nurse came. I really thought it would be a "good" thing. I was wrong.
Before I even got out of bed, I checked my blood pressure and it was 164/144 and my blood sugar was 217, my pulse 107. I was pretty concerned about this. I knew she was on her way here, and then she would see how bad all of that is and see that my body is still swollen like this for alittle over a week now.
Boy was I dreaming...then I woke up real fast. She did nothing and was basically here to put my medicines in the thingy. When she was done, I asked her about either a much higher dose of Lasix, or try another one. I also expressed how I felt about putting all of my "trust" in the "medical" field. And that something has to be done to help me "now!" She comes over to me and got down on her knees and said, "What do you expect me to do!" I'm thinking, You did NOT just say that! I told her that for one thing, you could be a voice for me and an avacit (sp) for me with my doctors that will actually help me. I couln't beleive she said that. Wouldn't you be a bit concerned about the vitals I took before I got out of  bed? I don't think I'm over reacting. I just lost it! I started crying. I couldn't stop. I was sitting here thinking; is this all the medical industry give to me or even help? What do I need to do to get any kind of help? The ER won't help either, like I've said, they're just a band-aid place. No kidding.
I feel so alone still....and this melt down I'm having! My nerves are litterally shot! I feel like I've went through all of my choices and up agains't a brick wall.
I did call the company that she works for and asked for another nurse. I also let them know what she had said and how she was reacting to me today. I will NOT take it when someone is in my home and to talk to me like that, and to treat me in that manner. I just can't take much more of this bullshit. I miss my best friend really bad and my grandsons.
I'm going now.

21 comments:

specialadyfink said...

Awww ,Hon-I feel for you-Glad you called and said you wanted another nurse-hope her ass gets fired..It's your health they're dealin with -don't take that bull-crap....Watch your sodium intake-salt pops,soups  ...hugs for ya my lil housemouse.
connie

imgr8phil said...

You do need someone that will listen and care to help you.  You did the right thing in calling for a new nurse.  Take care.

Phil

siennastarr said...

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cuteallison1980 said...

This whole situation is unfair and just isn't right.  It's like they are giving up on you.  Don't you give up on you and keep fighting.  You keep pestering all of them until they help you Lisa.  Luv ya!

Allison

sugarsweet056 said...

Glad you called & complained about her & asked for another nurse!!! Please get help, I'm worried about you. Can't you get another Dr if yours won't see you & help?
My thoughts are with you, hoping you make them do something SOON!!!
Hugs & prayers,
Sugar

katerh99 said...

Lisa, A couple of questions. Have you ever asked to see her nursing liscence to find out if she is actually an R.N. a LPN or a Home Health Aide? Second, have you ever been checked by a member of the Visiting Nurses Association? Third, who determines who sees you and why? Someone is slipping in a major way, it would appear.

pharmolo said...

Lisa,
A bloodpressure of 164/144 is a life-threatening emergency. Please call 911.

lanurseprn said...

I certainly hope the nurse rechecked your BP when she got there! Don't tell me she failed to do that??
If your BP is that high you need to go to the ER NOW to bring it down. Lisa, an elevated BP like that can lead to a stroke. That would be AWFUL! I guarantee you don't want that to happen.
I hope you post today and let us know how you're doing.
Pam

specialadyfink said...

Lisa-I can only worry why you haven't posted today-I can imagaine you are getting the care you need...and hope it is so and that we'll hear from you soon.Praying  for you.
~c~

ajquinn354 said...

Lisa, hope we hear from you soon dear.  Your readings were super scary to see and you need immediate help.  Your DH, daughter or son-in-law need to step in to see that you get the immediate help you need dear since you aren't getting through to your doctors or nurse that comes to help you.  Wish I lived near you, I'd be your advocate and see that you got the correct help you need immediately. I'm sitting here thinking you need to have someone contact the state medical board in your area or the ACLU to get some legal help involved to see that you get the right health treatment dear...I'm worried about you. Arlene (AJ)

pamal3 said...

That's absolutely awful Lisa. I hope you get some resolve with this. Your BP level Is shocking. Please post soon with an update. I would certainly push this Issue. Love Pam xx

lv2trnscrb said...

Lisa, came over here through Call for Support/Guido; that nurse certainly needed to be told on; very unprofessional on how you were treated; I'm so sorry you are going through all of this; I can only hope someone in the medical field in your area takes compassion on you and gets you the help you need

betty

gehi6 said...

That blood pressure reading is scarey and I would not think that any trained medical personnel would stop trying to bring it under better control.  I do not think this nurse's attitude was appropriate and she needs to be removed as a home nurse to someone who is having symptoms like this.  This attitude would not make any patient feel good no matter what was happening, let alone if it was symptoms like these  So sorry.  I am concerned, too, that you have not posted today (April 25).  Gerry

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((LISA)))))))))))))))))Your home Nurse needs to be removed.You need one who knows you and will take care of.Sorry I havent been around,I been taking a break.

helmswondermom said...

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lilbitspoiled672 said...

Dang girl! I sure do hope you got a new nurse that one really stank! Lol Best wishes to yas!
         

motoxmom72 said...

Hello my friend.  I'm a bit worried about you.  I hope you are OK.
Hugs,
Gina

jlocorriere05 said...

Hi Lisa, I've come over as a lot of people are concerned about you. Please, if you're able, can you let us know you're OK. I hope you can get somebody to see you who will help you with your pain and illnesses. That nurse should be ashamed of herself. Love Jeannette xx  

emabecmar said...

I am glad you reported that nurse. Got you in prayers. (((((hugs)))))))
Love,
Cindy

chat2missie said...

I'm sorry Lisa!!
Missie

pprrrr39 said...

Lisa.

Sorry i am late in getting to this........ I am so very sorry that you had to go through that crap from someone.......... that is totally unprofessional and not the type of thing that you would expect to hear from a healthcare professional.
I know it cannot be easy being a nurse, but at least have some compassion.

I cannot imagine how you must have felt and just when you think that someone is there to help, you just get abuse back.......... Hell no way !!!

I hope that you managed to get some help...........from the ER or hopefully your doctor.

Keeping you in my prayers hugs Jayne