Sunday, February 27, 2011


I used to groan if I ever had to recover a polypectomy patient. So boring, a bit of sedation, they would be chatting away soon enough. Always seemed 'neurotic'. I used to look to the other end of the unit at the patients post open heart surgery or mastectomy and think...polyps?...come on! A couple of sets of blood pressure, oxygen off, check pad for spotting and off to the ward. Not much of a challenge really. But it was extra pocket money. (I could write another blog 'Confessions of a Nurse but it would be too risky).

I'm sure there will be some bored Nurses on duty tomorrow, arrogant Dr S to do the removal and Dr P, keen as ever to have another look at my bendy uterus. I hope I can have the same cocktail of sedation as I did for the egg collection, a nice gown to cover my bits when I go to the loo and that I won't have to wait too long. I don't expect any smiles from the Nurses or bored theatre staff. I'm very happy to be having a boring old routine procedure with no surprises, fingers crossed. Another box to tick.


  1. Thinking of you today - update when you feel up to it.

  2. Thinking of you - I'm sure it'll all go well.. There's another IF blogger also having the same procedure today.. here: