Update for 2022 – Hospital and stuff

I thought I’d give a brief update on my year so far as I’m sure some people think I’ve vanished into another dimension.

The following is directly from my medical notes?

20 Feb 2022 00:00
Immunisation course to maintain protection against SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2)

02 Mar 2022 13:19
Infected tooth socket

07 Mar 2022
Dental swelling
Seen by ambulance crew

21 Mar 2022
Abscess NOS
Seen by ambulance crew

22 Mar 2022 00:00
Seen by ambulance crew
Emergency hospital admission
Seen in accident and emergency department
Seen in maxillofacial unit
Incision and drainage of abscess
Left submandibular abscess
Examination under anaesthesia

25 Mar 2022
Discharged from hospital

26 Mar 2022
OOH report
Postoperative complication NOS

29 Mar 2022
Seen by ambulance crew
Tongue swelling

30 Mar 2022
Arrival by emergency road ambulance
Seen in accident and emergency department
Allergic reaction
Systemic anaphylaxis

Hospital as always was difficult, nobody has experience with my condition. The staff try their best and some were excellent, but mistakes with my ventilator happened. There were other things too like explaining to surgeons that general anaesthetic was not a good idea. Again without Mum staying by my side the whole time, except during surgery, I am not sure I would have made it through.

There is one more thing I want to share but currently can’t face, the experience I had when they gave me ketamine. I will just say it was one of the worst things I’ve ever felt.

I am now waiting to get to Guy’s hospital as they have a specialist dental team who can hopefully help me.

So it’s not been a great year, I’m exhausted but recovering. I haven’t been out of bed in two months and am not sure when I will be physically able too. But then again last week I wouldn’t even have had the energy to write this post.

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