Back in September I underwent some fairly big surgery on my shoulder which saw me in hospital for nearly a week. The first few days after the op were very painful and I spent most of the time doped up on Morphine.
I am incontinent (read some of my other posts) and wear pads in the day time and diapers in the night. I also feel that I am becoming much more of a DL. This first started as a coping mechanism but I think I am starting to enjoy more.
Anyway, I digress.
At my pre-op appointment I explained the nurse about my 'other' medical needs and said that I feel really embarrassed about this and that this was causing me real stress before the op. She was really nice and made notes on my notes for the nurses / doctors during the op.
On arrival to hospital I brought in a good supply of my own pads and nappies to last the week I would be in. Everyone was really nice and hardly said anything.
During the first night after the op I woke up in lots of pain and they had to give me strong morphine. During this time two nurses kindly changed me and put on a new diaper for me. During the next couple of day (I couldn't really get out of bed) my wife changed me when she came to visit and the the nurses / health care assistants changed me in the mornings at wash time.
I must admit that I was really surprised by the kindness shown by all concerned. I was even given a few Tena belted diapers to take home as I was running low on the last day.
I feel that I was really well cared for and because I spent some time before the op explaining the situation everyone was nice.