Update on us...I had my surgery!

  1. Thanks to Everybody for all your Support, Concern & Well Wishes!
    You guys are the Best!:kiss
    Here's the update:
    Tomorrow I go for my preop, (what the heck is a preop anyways?) Then Thursday I go for the hernia repair and scar revision surgery from the perforated ulcer surgery a year and a half ago.
    Goodguy said he'd be right there with me both days to watch over me...
    He got me a presurgery gift to help with the surgery gitters... It's a glass teardrop windchime! He used like a dozen thumb tacks and hung it over my bed so when the light shines through in the morning it'll reflect different colors! (I think he's really just trying to encourage me to get up before ten LOL)
    Goodguy and MamaJudy's friendship and love means a LOT to me...
    I am a little concerned about the surgery but they said it will all be fine and I'll be okay.
    You know the suits told goodguy that he and I were too close and gave him an ultimatum... Either he goes or I go... He said he wouldn't see me have to leave since this has become like my home and I am comfortable with the staff and Residents and the admin can go to... (well you get the picture). It's funny how they never said anything when I hang out with MamaJudy... they just had the problem with goodguy and it's probably because he got upset with them for allowing (dick and jethro) tag teaming me by calling me names and threatening me. Then when the other staff heard about the ultimatum they made up a petition to keep goodguy and me here. The suits found out about it and accused goodguy of starting the petition and said he was forcing people to sign it... (which was not true, I asked people if they "wanted" to sign it and the cna that started the petition also was asking people if they wanted to sign it but goodguy told me he didn't want to be a part of it.) Well they called him to the office with their accusations about the petition and told him not to come back. After that one of the other Residents came to me and asked when I was leaving? He told me the don said that since goodguy was not here that Joseph would be leaving too! How's that for gossip and confidentiality?
    He did get a new job at one of the company's other facilities.
    He said for me not to worry and that everything would be just fine.
    He still comes in to visit with me and help me with the care I need help with because I only trust him and don't think I should just have to let whomever admin hires to work here, to do personal care on me... I mean I am not the one who hired them and I am a very private person and some of the cna's like to gossip about different residents, (course so does some of the admin staff)... And I know that goodguy won't say anything about me, he doesn't even discuss other residents with me! That's why I like him to help me with my personal care because I don't want to end up in the gossip, (unless it's on allnurses LOL)
    On a good note, goodguy is looking to move away from here and he said that if I wanted to I could go too! We are a family and that's the way it's going to stay!
    His not being here is a big loss to the residents as he always went out of his way to help them even if they weren't on his unit, and I really miss not seeing him as much as when he worked here. But I'm just glad that he still comes in and visits with me and I have my MamaJudy here during the day! (unless admin starts on her too...) They told me in the past that I couldn't be in the halls if they were doing med pass but it was okay for other Residents to be there? I told admin that when state came in I would stick up for them and the facility and I did just that and now this is the thanks I get? I said I would try to keep the other residents complaints realistic and I am a man of my word. I did what I promised and I feel like they stabbed me in the back. I just don't know why when you finally make a Best Friend something has to get in the way and you feel so helpless...
    Well I know eventhough today it is cold and rainy when Springtime comes all will be sunny and good things will be coming, I just have to make it through until then.
    I'm sorry this has been a little depressing and complaining but I just wanted everyone who has asked to know what was going on and that I will be optimistic. Like goodguy always says to me, Everything is going to be fine...

    Love you all!
    Joey
    Last edit by 1HonoraryNurse on Feb 27, '03
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  2. 65 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    AWWW JOEY good luck on surgery and know we are all with you and Guiseppe all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (((HUGS)))
  4. by   cindyln
    I wish nothing but the best for you and giuseppe!! {{hugs}}
  5. by   nursedawn67
    Joey good luck on the surgery!!! We'll be thinking of you!!! (((HUGS)))
  6. by   LasVegasRN
    I truly believe that there is a great deal of jealousy over Giuseppe. He's a one of a kind person and a one in a million nurse.

    Joey, you may find the same also. People who have big hearts and true compassion tend to really pizz off those who do not - and it's by no fault of your own.
  7. by   WalMart_ADN
    good luck Joey!
  8. by   Lausana
    Will be thinking of you this week Joey! One thing at a time, right! Glad Guiseppe's going to be there!
  9. by   Mkue
    Good Luck Joey, take care.
  10. by   spineCNOR
    Joey, hope all goes well with your surgery--I'll be thinking about you. And Vegas is right, people with tiny hearts are suspicious of big-hearted folks, because they just can't understand. So don't let the b*****ds get you down if you can help it.
    Best wishes for better days soon! :kiss
  11. by   LilgirlRN
    (((((((((((Joey)))))))))))) you'll come through surgery with flying colors )
  12. by   Jenny P
    Good luck Joey. You have a full plate right now, and it's important to focus your energy on the job at hand: you need to get through this surgery and healing properly. Please take care of yourself for now; we here at allnurses will be thinking and praying for you all day.

    You and Giuseppe are both special people and you both have many friends here and in the real world. Don't let some nasty fools spoil things for you. I feel bad that Giuseppe had to change jobs, but I hope you both realise that you were right in that situation with Dick. Don't ever give people like Dick and Jethro the power to control you or your mind!

    I'll keep you both in my prayers.
  13. by   karenG
    good luck- take each day as it comes and it will be alright in the end!!

    Karen
  14. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    I truly believe that there is a great deal of jealousy over Giuseppe. He's a one of a kind person and a one in a million nurse.

    Joey, you may find the same also. People who have big hearts and true compassion tend to really pizz off those who do not - and it's by no fault of your own.
    I just fervently agree with this statement, Joey. Best wishes for a quick and complete recovery!

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