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Where should I have my baby?

Everyone has been asking me how’s the hospital stay. I figured there’s no harm doing a comparison based on my personal experiences since I’ve nothing on, other than waiting to deliver. 794 more words

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Infection, death risk increases with every day of hospital stay

Infection risk in patients increases by 1 percent each day of hospitalization, a new research reveals.

Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina examined 949 documented cases of Gram-negative infection at their academic medical center.

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Preparing For Surgery

Surgery has many unknowns, and this can be very unsettling for a patient. Being prepared can alleviate much of the stress, and significantly contribute to a surgery with the best possible outcome. 263 more words

First day of the rest of my life!

Monday August 18th, 2014 was the first day of the rest of my life. 

I arrived at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA at 9:30am.  I was immediately brought in to sign a few forms, then promptly taken back to the pre op area where I put on my hospital gown, laid down a pre op bed, and had nurses take my vitals and check my body for any cuts or bruises (so that they don’t get blamed for anything).  877 more words

Hospital day 3 - free at last to start my new journey

As usual, the nurses woke me up around 7 am to check my blood pressure, temperature, blood sugar and oxygen levels.  Good morning, everyone.  I finally started to feel better and was able to sit up without much issue.  277 more words

Bariatric Surgery

Hospital day 2 - the worst day of the three

The nurses woke me up around 7 am to check my blood pressure, temperature, blood sugar and oxygen levels.  My blood sugar was still high but my blood pressure had stabilized.  415 more words

Bariatric Surgery

Notes from my hospital stay

Mr. Buff doctor wants to see my groin. Awesome.

On a scale of 1-10, how much does it hurt? 12.

Morphine? I’ve never been on that stuff before, this must be serious. 485 more words

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