About: St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital Mt Lawley 6050
Posted by Dizzy59 (as ),
I had a colonoscopy at St John Of God Mt Lawley recently. The Gastroenterologist & Anaesthetist were fine, happy with their care but when I woke after the procedure I felt dreadful, dizzy, couldn't lift my head, couldn't eat or drink. The nurse sat me up with the bed controls & I told them I felt awful & asked to lie down. The nurse said I had been asleep a long time and needed to wake as there were other patients to come in. I could not sit up so curled up on the bottom of the bed where it was flat. I eventually drink a glass of water but my head was still spinning. The nurse continued to tell me to wake up & sit up. Eventually, another nurse came & lowered the head of the bed so I could lie down comfortably. I told them I felt I was being tortured, the nurse said that was strong language. I rested but still felt awful if I sat up, couldn't eat or drink.
Several nurses appeared, they put the bed rails up & said they were taking me "out the back". I didn't know what this meant but didn't feel it was safe for me so refused. I was then told to get dressed & go. I struggled to get dressed on the bed, still very dizzy & unwell. A nurse came to walk me to the waiting room. When I stood up I had to hold onto the wall. I believe the nurse witnessed this & gave me a brochure on preventing falls! I tried walking around the waiting room holding chairs but felt worse so sat in a chair with my chest on my knees & my head hanging down. I stayed there until my partner came for me. They assisted me to walk to the car. I had only managed to drink 1 glass of water & a few sips from my drink bottle, could not eat. We got over the freeway then had to pull over to vomit a few times. I continued to vomit at home, felt dreadful. I lay down until I felt a little better & ate a piece of dry toast then slept until mid afternoon. I woke feeling better, all I needed was a little more time.