Thursday 22 January 2015

Hospital records

Incase you haven't already worked it out from my snapchat story or Instagram etc, I'm currently in hospital waiting for surgery,

Anybody who's spent any amount of time in hospital will tell you it's fairly boring and in my case it's been pretty painful too.

Although the majority of staff go above and beyond to care, there are the select few who don't come across that great. This brings me to the title of this post... Hospital records

My dad and I tend to keep a rough record of my stays 
including approximate times of receiving medications.
Then the following happened....

Nurse: What time did Charlotte have blank ?
My dad : (looking at iPad) 10 past according to my record 
Nurse : (in an angry tone) We're going to have to ask you to stop keeping your own records, you don't have our consent.
My dad : I have Charlottes consent 
Nurse: but the hospital don't consent to you keeping records

Is it just me or does that whole exchange sound rediculous?

In my experience keeping my own rough notes allows me to make sense of my own treatments. 

I find it helpful to jot down what the doctor's said, what the plan moving forward is etc

What do you think? 
Do you keep personal notes?

Love Charlotte

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