Thursday, July 16, 2009
Hey everyone!!!! Happy TMI THURSDAY!!
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I know it has been a long time..2 weeks I think! If you remember from my last post I was in the hospital due to my leg and I actually ended up being in there for awhile ( IV antibiotics..the reason).
Well I was in there long enough to have another roommate...
I got Jean 2.0
Jean left and I did a little dance of joy as I had the whole room to myself. However, I was quickly assured by the nursing staff that the bed would probably be filled by the end of the day due to the hospital being at its capacity and the ER being full.
Sigh.. but I had high hopes for next my roommate...I mean she couldn't be as annoying as Jean.
Her name was Glenda.
Glenda was very nice, however, if I dare to say way GROSSER than Jean.
Glenda was in her mid 40s and had come to the hospital for stomach pains...I'm sure you can see where this is going.
There is sooo much I could write about Glenda and her antics but I will just tell ya of the **highlights** of her stay.
On her first night she had to drink this nasty stuff called "Go-Lightly" for her colonoscopy. I can attest to the fact that it is beyond disgusting but it is doable and I didn't think that the drama that ensued that night was all necessary but whatevs..
"Go Lightly" plain and simple is to make you shit and clear you out completely for the test. ( The name is totally ironic..ha ha)
Glenda was extremely over weight and because of this she said it was very difficult to get out of bed very fast and she was afraid of not making it to the bathroom...when I heard this I wanted to scream because I knew what this meant...
So for the whole night (7pm until 9am to be exact) I was treated with crying and hysterics about the fact that she "could not drink anymore of this shit and that it was too nasty". ( shit being a theme, I guess)
Several nurses had to come in and give her pep talks which then led into threatening because Glenda started refusing to drink anymore...
As soon as you start drinking this stuff you start pooping and lord have mercy did she ever!!!
There was only a curtain between us and I swear all the farting, shitting, squirting was about enough to make me puke but what was WAY worse was the smell!! OMG the smell!
My room stank so bad! I had my nose covered with the sheet and I was putting my good smelling lip gloss under my nose. Finally the nurses had to come in about every hour 1/2 to spray down the room. Which then just made it smell like pine -sol and shit.
So this went on all night!
When the nurses came to empty the contents...they had to flush the toilet 10 times to get it all down.
Yes...I counted the flushes.
There wasn't much to do. I also took notes on my iphone and I recorded Glenda talking and groaning to herself ( she did this a ton) ...but I have no idea how to upload it on here. Sorry...
Anyways, Glenda went for her test the next day and I THOUGHT that it would be the last of the bedside commode...um no.
She wanted to keep it because now her knee was bothering her. I thought I was going to SCREAM!!! The worst was is that the next day was my birthday and I knew I was going to have a lot of visitors.
Awkward...especially when it was the Duke's brother and dad there! Sheesh!
She didn't go poop WHILE they were there, but she did puke. and well...there were noises.
And yes...the room still stank.
The best part (or worst) was the night after her test and she was out of her bed and started to walk when "shit just fell from her ass unto the floor." I put this in quotes because this is exactly what she told the nurses.
Oh yes...you read it correctly. She poo poo'd on the floor.
Apparently my lovely readers when the "SHIT JUST FELL FROM HER ASS!" ...she stepped in it too. Lovely...just lovely.
Yep... stepped in the shit.
Ya know what...she didn't even shower until late the next day!!!
She thought this was freakin' hilarious! I swear she called everyone she knew to tell them about it.
That was the other thing she was on the phone 24 -7.
Over the course of my life I have been in the hospital several times ( posts for another time) but these roommates are definitely at the top of my "roommates from hell" list. Yeah, I have a list...what of it???
I swear these posts don't even began to do these women justice because I cannot adequately describe them and how annoying they really were.
I have incredible patience and empathy too...but these two were just plain rude. I know you don't feel good...I've been there, but couldn't there have been an excuse me or an I'm sorry. Those little words sometimes make a big difference.
So to all of you out there in bloggy world...if you ever have to share a hospital room and you need to poop in a commode or you have incredibly horrible gas. Some sort of acknowledgement to your roommate about it and that your sorry that she has to be in the room with you at least lets the roommate know that you recognize the fact that its a bad situation.
I apologize when I have gas...just sayin'.
Not saying that a sick person has to apologize for being sick....but...well it would have made me feel less angry and annoyed.
Oh and BTW...the result of her test...she has bad gas.
Yeah...I could have told ya that!
THE LADY JANE