Posted on June 27, 2015
Welcome to the first post of the Hospital Stuff series! I was thinking, since I was and still am a patient of 4 different hospitals (it was more than four at one time) right now as we speak, I thought I would start a hospital series. So yeah! And, as my dad says, hospital is truly my second home and I’ve been under machines after machines.
You may or may not know what is, “Anaesthetic”, if you don’t, keep reading.
Before any surgery can be done, you will definitely be given anaesthetic. If you don’t, well, you better run! Anyways… the reason is, so that the patient is not wide awake when the surgeon’s cutting him or her with that dangerously sharp knife!
Now, there’s two types of anaesthetic, general and local. The “general” basically makes the patient unconscious. Whereas the local one only numbs an area that will be operated on immediately. Like, for example, a pulling of one’s tooth.
Just like everything, anaesthetic has a smell too. And boy, it smells really bad! I can’t even find a word to describe it. If you choose to have it through the mask, well, good luck smelling it before you go to dreamland. If you choose it through the IV (intravenous), which I do, you won’t be as grossed out as the first option. But, either way, when you wake up you will feel like you want to puke. Why? Because when you breathe or cough or talk, the smell of the anaesthetic is, let’s just say, strongly present (makes sense?).
Alrighto, thanks for reading and God bless!
Posted on September 28, 2015
Yes! Hospital stuff is back, future self and readers! This time it’s about “angel cream” also known as, pain numbing cream. The previous one was about anaesthetic, if you haven’t, you can read about it here.
First off, I personally think that the name, angel cream, shouldn’t have the word “angel” in it. Why? Well, because 1) it doesn’t smell good 2) it doesn’t always work and even when it works I’m still scared of the needle and I’m still worried that it will hurt. I’m sorry, but the pain numbing cream is no angel.
Okay, so I’ve told you about the bad stuff, now let me tell you about the good stuff. It is true that it doesn’t always work, because sometimes even after i’ve had the cream on my hand, I can still feel the pain. But when it works, that’s the time when it’s better and so I guess it is good for little kids. Less pain and no pain is better than 100% pain.
O and before I end this post, let me tell you how they apply it and how it looks/feels like. So, the nurse will come with the cream and with this clear, sticky thing (I’m not exactly sure what its called) and first) she will squeeze the cream on the back of my hands (and both on my arms too) and secondly) she will stick the clear sticky thing on top of the cream to prevent the cream from slipping or leaking off (but it does leak and it happens all the time) and than, that’s it! It stays on my hand for 30-40 minutes. The cream is white in colour and it’s a cold cream, if you were wondering
So, there you go! Now you know what’s a pain numbing cream like! Thanks again for reading and God bless!