St-Richards-Hospital 15th September 2021, what a quiet night, either that or I slept through everything! Normally I get woken at least once by the sound of an alarm or some new inmates coming in! But absolutely nothing last night! And after talking to the night staff, they said it was extremely quiet.
Even the staff have noticed how long I’ve been here! One of the housekeepers who had been on holiday for a week said: “you’re still here then?” “Hopefully not after today,” I said. This was before my results were in. “At least it’s nice to see a familiar face,” she said, “what would you like for breakfast!”
Waiting For Results
Phlebotomists came and took my blood first thing this morning so they could see where my infection markers were! After that, I then spent the morning waiting to see if I was going home or not! And I received mixed reactions from staff when I mentioned it!
Firstly I butted in on a conversation between the nurses, discussing the room numbers going home today. “Don’t forget number 12?” I said. “What are you going home today then?” replied the nurse! “Obviously not from that reply!” I remarked as I wandered back to my room.
Then, later on, when the cleaners were outside my room, they said they weren’t down to clean my room. A sure sign I would be on my way! As the rooms are cleaned every day!
The wait continued for another hour while I waited for my blood results or for the doctor to check my wound! I completely forgot about last night’s “special blood test!”
Then the email arrived with my blood results. I told you I was a doctor now! Anyway, it wasn’t good! My infection markers had increased fivefold! I then knew I wouldn’t be going anywhere! This was later confirmed by the real doctor, who, bless her heart, tried to put a positive spin on it. She also said that the “special blood test” can take up to 48hrs for a result!
I can’t say I’m worried, what will be will be! But I think I know where this is all going to end up, although I hope not!