I’ve really tried not to be much of a complainer throughout this whole process. I think I’ve done relatively well. I can handle the surgeries and having to stay home for a few days, all of that is fine.
But, seriously…… DO THEY REALLY NEED TO ADD SUPERGLUE TO THE BACK OF EVERY STRIP OF TAPE IN A HOSPITAL?????
Geez…first they taped the IV….um, yeah, I’m a girl….but I still have some hair on my arm, or at least I did. Then they used some form of brick mortar to attach the bandages holding in the locator wire in my chest wall.
As I was getting ready to leave the hospital the nurse started to pull the tape off my arm, noticed that I was squirming and actually chuckled, or maybe chortled, before pulling the tape off fast. Contrary to what everyone says, pulling bandages off quickly is nowhere near a better plan. The only good plan is perhaps soaking for 30-45 minutes and hoping the adhesives ease up.
I go for the first follow up appointment with Dr. Chest tomorrow. Hopefully that will be end of the duct tape holding gauze pads to my midsection. I can already picture the hammer and chisel he’ll be using. Similar to something Fred Flinstone used, no doubt. Good grief, they need to suggest NASA use this stuff.