Day one in hospital

Thought I’d blog my hospital journey this time.

This morning I called my consultant to let him know that despite him upping my pred steroids on Thursday that I had got worse over the weekend. He asked me to come into hospital “with a view to being admitted” Obviously I heard this as “come in for a test and then you’ll be able to go home!!

So after a bit of a stress to sort the kids as Timm is working away from Wednesday morning till Thursday night (he’s GOT to go, it’s a super important meeting that could mean great things for us! I told him he had to go!!) Eventually sorted the kids to go to my lovely cousins house for a sleepover tonight so Timm could bring me and get me sorted in hospital and then my wonderful friend is having them whilst he is away. If you lot are reading this, you are awesome and such a huge help xxxx

So I came in, had obs done and then saw the drs – she adviced that I went on IV steroids. This means a 5-7 day stay in hospital. She also added in some other meds to try and stabilise this flare.

A week in hospital is pretty shit but if it can get a hold of the flare and get me settled it will be worth it.

The staff here are amazing. I’m actually shocked at the difference in attitude and care compared to my last hospital. All the nurses, doctors, porters and staff have been so kind, cheerful, compassionate, funny and wonderful. I’m so not used to be treated so well in hospital!! Good work Sheffield Hallamshire!!!

Laying in bed all day gives you time to people watch. It’s brilliant! There’s a lady on my ward that always on her phone. She starts every conversation with “what you had for dinner/tea?”

There’s a staff member who has frankly the most amazing moustache ever, it’s a tash beard bare chin combo going on… I’d love to get a photo and blank his eyes out but I’m fairly certain he could kill me with one batfink karate chop…

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As nice as all the staff are, it sucks to be in hospital – I miss Timm and the kids. I’m stressing that I was going to buy school uniforms and shoes this week and take them for haircuts!!! Timm is stepping in and doing it all though. Im a tiny bit scared to see what they end up looking like but I’m sure it will be fine!!

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You get an amazing view across Sheffield from here…

Please feel free to leave comments or questions!

Love Sam xx

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  1. Rev
    Rev says:

    Think toure in my dads old bed, he had that view shame it looks onto piggy lane. One last note why do I always read your blogs while sat on the throne

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  2. Rev
    Rev says:

    Think toure in my dads old bed, he had that view shame it looks onto piggy lane. One last note why do I always read your blogs while sat on the throne

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  3. Helen Scriven
    Helen Scriven says:

    Hi Sam. Hope they get you sorted. At least you’re getting better treatment this time. You can always ask me to have the kids whenever you need. I know we don’t know Thom and Ellie as well as Charlie but I’m sure if they all came together they’d be okay. Hope you’re feeling much better very soon xxx

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    • sam
      sam says:

      Thanks so much Helen! The kids are with my friend at the minute and then Timm is back but it’s really kind of you to offer!

      Charlie is desperate to see Al so I must arrange him to come over soon. Whether I’m back or if not Timmwill sort

      Xxx

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  4. Helen Scriven
    Helen Scriven says:

    Hi Sam. Hope they get you sorted. At least you’re getting better treatment this time. You can always ask me to have the kids whenever you need. I know we don’t know Thom and Ellie as well as Charlie but I’m sure if they all came together they’d be okay. Hope you’re feeling much better very soon xxx

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    • sam
      sam says:

      Thanks so much Helen! The kids are with my friend at the minute and then Timm is back but it’s really kind of you to offer!

      Charlie is desperate to see Al so I must arrange him to come over soon. Whether I’m back or if not Timmwill sort

      Xxx

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