cold sweat

  1. Having stent insertion on Monday, kidney surgery on Tuesday. I thought I was handling everything pretty well till I got call from admissions nurse about Mondays instructions. All of sudden I am in cold sweat and feeling kinda of panicky, thoughts are racing, for a few minutes there I almost lost it. I have know about this for several weeks and I think I have had toooo much time to worry. Never had this reactions before even though I have had several major surgeries. Somebody tell me jokes.
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   ptnurse
    Wow! That is a lot of stuff going on at the same time. My thoughts are with you. You are a very strong person, I would have broken out in a cold sweat a long time ago. I do hope everything goes well for you. As for jokes....umm.....The only one that comes to mind---What is black and yellow and goes zub, zub, zub? Give up?? Answer--Three bees flying backward. I know it is corny but my 8 year old nephew told me that one. There is just nothing sweeter than a kid telling jokes. They always get tickled before they get the punch line out. That nephew is 15 now. He would be soo embarrased that I remember that. I really do hope things go well for you. And as soon as I post this, I will probably be able to come up with a dozen jokes.
  4. by   BadBird
    AWWWWWWWW, big {{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}}}} to you. It is hard to be a patient, much easier being a nurse. I will keep you in my thought and prayers. I wish I had a joke but I stink at them.
  5. by   Allison P
    Sorry I can't think of a joke right now, but I'll be praying for you. I've had major surgery before so I know how you feel. The more time you have to worry about things, the more things you come up with to worry about.(hope that makes sense ) Good luck. Try to think positively.
    Allison
  6. by   shannonRN
    all out of jokes, but sending speedy recovery and get well wishes your way!
  7. by   dianah
    Oramar, will be thinking of you. Take things one day at a time. Hard to be on the other end of things; often we're so used to being the ones "in control" (if there really is such a thing). Fear of the unknown is the worst (we talk often of it with our prospective - and post - heart cath and angio pts). Hope things turn out better than anticipated/expected, for each day. Deep breaths. Many care and are praying for you, thinking of you, sending positive vibes.
    OK, now the joke:


    THE ELDERLY WEDDING

    Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, are all excited about their decision
    to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding and on the way
    they pass a drugstore. Jacob suggests they go in.

    Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: "Are you the owner?"
    The pharmacist answers "Yes".
    Jacob: "We're about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?"
    Pharmacist: "Of course we do."
    Jacob: "How about medicine for circulation?"
    Pharmacist: "All kinds."
    Jacob: "Medicine for rheumatism, scoliosis? "
    Pharmacist: "Definitely."
    Jacob: "How about Viagra?"
    Pharmacist: "Of course."
    Jacob: "Medicine for memory problems, arthritis, Jaundice?"
    Pharmacist: "Yes, a large variety. The works."
    Jacob: "What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for
    Parkinson's disease?"
    Pharmacist: "Absolutely."
    Jacob: "You sell wheelchairs and walkers?"
    Pharmacist: "All speeds and sizes."

    Jacob says to the pharmacist:
    "We'd like to register here, please."
  8. by   Jen911
    Oramar...don't know if this will help you or not, or if it's at all related to your situation.. But I had a stent placed a week ago today. I had been in the hospital for three days with a kidney stone just below my right kidney and they finally decided to do stone manipulation/stent placement/lithotripsey. I felt sooooo much better after the procedure. PM me if I can be of any help!!
  9. by   oramar
    I'm OK, I'm OK. Just had a bad moment when they called. Couple of cute jokes there. HE HE Zub, Zub. Jen, I will keep you in mind, you will certainly hear from me if something stumps me.
  10. by   Sleepyeyes
    ((((oramar)))) Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery!
  11. by   Jen911
    Just wanted to tell you I'm thinking of you, Oramar, and wish you luck in the morning! Think positive thoughts! It'll all be over soon and you'll be good as new!

    Jenni
  12. by   Mkue
    Oramar, I wish you all the best !! Take Care :angel2:
  13. by   Zee_RN
    Oh, Oramar, I know it's no good saying "don't worry" because of course you will anyway, as any of us would. We are thinking about you and saying a prayer for quick and competent medical hands on you! And a speedy recovery. Keep us updated!
  14. by   Jay-Jay
    Oramar, The joke about the 2 oldsters reminded me of the following:

    A man was about to celebrate his 60th birthday. He was in good health and hadn't been to a doctor in many years. However, his wife was concerned about him getting older, so at her urging, he found a G.P. who came highly recommended, and booked a physical. The doctor began by taking a family history:

    "Can you tell me what your father died of?"

    "Did I say my father was dead? He's still alive and kicking, 82 years young, plays golf, exercises every day, takes vitiamins. He's in wonderful shape for his age."

    "Oh, good, very good!" says the doctor. "Well, can you tell me what your grandfather died from?"

    "Did I say my grandfather was dead?" replied the man.

    "What?!" exclaimed the doctor, "Your grandfather is still alive?? Well, you DO come from strong stock!"

    "Yep, still alive and kicking at 105! Still exercises every day, enjoys life...as a matter of fact, he's getting married next month!"

    "Getting MARRIED??" exclaimed the doc in wonder. "One hundred and five and he wants to get married? Why, that's incredible!"

    "Uhhh," responded his patient, "did I say he WANTED to get married?"


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