We all ask questions we don’t expect answers to. Sometimes we ask these of others an sometimes we ask ourselves. On careful examination are there questions that should never be asked?
Well, during the last week I have been asked some strange things plus had some questions of my own.
First of all, the day I had my heart cath the doctor finished and came in to talk to me. I was prepared to be told I had a stent put in. Instead, I got this questions: How are you still alive? How is blood even flowing through that clog? Do you know that what you have we call the widow maker? All perfectly good questions but none I wanted to hear of ha answers for.
Moving on to after surgery, Post op and post recovery I am back in the SICU. These are some questions asked by nurses On waking up the first time and being aware of what I just went through a nurse comes in ans asks: “Are you in Pain” Really? my chest has just be cut open and expanded, arteries pulled from one arm and one leg and I am asked this? Of course there is no pain. I could go out dancing right now.
Another brilliant nurse question. It is the middle of the night. I was asleep but I hear walking around the room. I open my eyes and there is a nurse checking. I know this is what she has to do. Then she asks: “Are you getting any sleep?”
The next example is not really a question but something I was told to do. PT had me out of bed for my first walk post-surgery. We are in the hallway by the nurse’s station when she reminds me: “Don’t forget that you have to walk back so tell me before you get tired.” Huh? Do I know exactly when I have exceeded my endurance level?
I now have a question for them. To be prepped for surgery my chest was shaved from neck to belly button. I would like to know why, when the chest tubes were taped in place they found the spot that wasn’t shaved and placed the tape there.
Once again I would just like to acknowledge all of those wonderful people who got me through this. I know I wouldn’t be if not for them. I also want to thank them for some blog topics.