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 4 at one time) right now, I thought I would start a hospital series. So, yeah. And as my dad says, hospital is truly my second home.
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! Aaanyways… the reason ise to make sure that the patient isn’t wide awake when the surgeon is cutting you with a 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 (e.g., pulling a tooth).
Just like everything, anaesthetic has a smell as well. 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 get knocked out. If you choose to get it through the IV (intravenous), which I prefer, 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?).
Posted on September 28, 2015
Yes! Hospital stuff is back! This time it’s about “angel cream”, aka pain numbing cream.
First off, I personally think that the name, “angel cream”, shouldn’t have the word “angel” on it. Why? Well, because 1) it sure doesn’t smell like an angel (How does an angel smell like anyway?) 2) it doesn’t always work and even when it works I’m still scared of the needle. 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 negatives, now let me tell you about the positives 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 90% to 100% pain.
Oh, 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 film. The nurse will squeeze the white coloured cream on the back of your hands (and both on your arms too) and then she will stick the clear film on top of the cream to prevent the cream from slipping or leaking off (But this doesn’t work all the time, because it does leak.), that’s it! It stays on my hand for 30 to 40 minutes. Also, If you were wondering, the cream’s temperature is, cold. And sadly, they only apply angel cream at the Children’s hospital, which I don’t really understand why? I mean, adults are scared of needles too, hello? Adults are scared of pain as well. Adults want “angel” cream too. Or is it just me (I miss the Children’s hospital)?
So, there you go! Now you know what’s a pain numbing cream. Thanks again for reading and God bless!