Monday, February 21, 2011

It's my blog and I can complain if I want to

So, I spent the weekend in the hospital. I got out yesterday and today I still feel agitated and irritated by the whole situation.
First of all when we got to emergency we waited in not one, not two, but THREE separate waiting rooms! Then every time they called Ryanne Radford I would go up to them and say yes, and they would keep calling Ryanne Radford! whats up with that? I mean I know Ryanne isn't a traditional name but Calgary is a city of one million people they must of come across some crazier names then that!
Anyways after a two hour wait and getting moved around my doctor says we are going to give you apheresis plasma because its safer. So right away I get my back up because I have never heard of this type of plasma and when it comes to blood I don't want to take any chances. Anyways after that was all strengthened out I was given so much drugs and plasma that all I wanted to do was sleep, but sleep at the hospital was nearly impossible. First of all my room was right across from the cleaning ladies room or something and all they did was chat super loud the whole night until I had to get up out of bed unhook my IV and ask them to be quiet.
Once I finaly fell asleep various nurses came in to check my vitals and the lab came in at 4 a.m. to check my blood.
So needless to say I got to sleep. By the time the Hemotologist came in to see my I was so wound up I told her I refuse to stay any longer in the hospital longer and almost refused further treatment until she calmed me down with some ativan.
The only things that helped my experience was a visit from Zane and my Dad and Extreme Will Power & Total Motivation Self Hypnosis.
Othen than that the whole thing  was a complete nightmare and it's still taking me sometime to unwind from it.
I feel like our health care is not good enough. I know it could be worse and all that but our health care system is not great and I don't understand why? What could be more important than our health care? I think everyone should have to get a blood transfusion and stay over night in the hospital just to see what it's like! I have a theory that if that happened we would have a much different health care system!


  1. Hmm ... I do not think the problem is with the number of dollars being spend on health care. The problem is with lack of the required focus on health care.

    The situation is same everywhere. We all can pray. Wish our healthcare was of more priority to our governments than stock exchanges :)

    Wish you speeeeeeeedy recovery.

  2. Yeah maybe it's not money, maybe people just don't care.
    But I've been to hospitals all across canada and it's the same.
    They also have no clue about Hemophilia which I find fustrating! Thank you for reading and sharing your wisdom!

  3. Guess you needed stronger pain meds. Last time I had a transfusion all I did was sleep, and my "suitemate" was a 70+ year old recovering from a heart attack who did nothing but complain for three days.

    As much as some of my American compatriots hold up Canada's health care system as something for the US to aspire to, sounds like those of us actually using the system are treated about the same in both countries.

    Sorry to hear about your bad weekend. Get better!

  4. Thanks so much for reading and writing! I guess the hospital is not a great place anywhere! I am so happy it's free but i feel their could be improvements for sure!

    I am feeling a lot better all ready! thank you!

    Ryanne xoox

  5. You're absolutely right, the hospital in general for Hemophiliacs anywhere isn't exactly a great experience. Sad to say I have encountered doctors/nurses/hospital staff that know very little about Hemophilia...and this has been in New York. There's always room for improvement.

    Glad you're feeling better!

  6. Thank you Jonathan! You are awesome! Yes there if definaty room for improvement everywhere! Hope you are healthy!

  7. glad you are back home, and I hope that leg heals well! No rebleeds, please.