It's kinda weird how nervous I feel. For someone who has been bed ridden before for what felt like an eternity but was only actually several weeks, it's THAT that scares me most. Everything associated with me not being able to do things myself and not being able to move around freely scares me. My Dad already got me a raised toilet chair thing. That way I don't have to bend all the way down to sit on the toilet.
I remember being in the hospital and hating that toilet chair. It was never there for me, it was usually there for the person I was sharing a room with. That said, whenever a nurse would take the person I'm sharing a room with to the washroom, they'd bring the toilet chair to her bed, sit her in the chair, wheel it to the toilet so she could use it, wheel the chair back to the woman's bed, then return the chair to the toilet and LOCK it there (there was a little lever on the bottom wheel area that can be locked). I never understood why they did that. Sorry, but my bum doesn't want to sit on the toilet seat that a stranger bum was just on. And, since I'm in the hospital, I'm probably weak and/or tired, so I don't want to have to find a way to bend down to unlock a toilet chair to move it out of the way. If they need to wheel the chair over to her so she can sit on it...why not just leave the toilet chair beside her?? **end rant.
My all day pre-admission appointment is two weeks from today. I have a couple of documents that I need to have my doctor fill out...I suppose it will be my nephrologist as my rheumy is gone! :(
The binder I received is plenty detailed. My favourite page is below:
How to avoid becoming septic 101: