Hospital Stay In The Mountains

Well, I am home from the hospital.  Spent 5 days at ARH in Hazard, KY.  It isn’t a big hospital like the ones I went to in Lexington, of course, but it is big enough.  However, there were some differences that ought to be shared.

  1.  The nurses were excellent and the techs were likewise excellent.  They cared for their patients and tried to help make each and every one as comfortable as was possible.
  2. The doctors cared.  The doctors didn’t just look at symptoms and then send me home to deal with the situation as best as I and The Husband could.  They were interested in me, and they were also interested in keeping The Husband as comfortable as possible because he never left my side.  (I have such a great man!  I love him so!)
  3. The staff, in general, was friendly and quick to talk to you and actually gave human emotion and caring for the jobs they were doing, taking the patients and family into consideration while doing their jobs, and they did their jobs quite well without complaint.

ARH is more a “country” hospital, of course, but the level of care is excellent.  I just had to share that first.

Now, as for me:  I am OK.  Because of my pre-existing physical condition, it was safer to put me into the hospital to help me get over a kidney stone.  I have been very sick at times throughout my life, but I’ve never been as sick as I was with that thing!  I couldn’t eat or even look at food without tossing cookies, even if there weren’t any cookies in my stomach!  I am sore, but I am home, and The Husband is exhausted.

Hope everyone’s day goes smoothly and the week is productive!


About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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2 Responses to Hospital Stay In The Mountains

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    Having read of your previous trials with the medical system, congratulations on having found friendlier and more caring providers. 🙂


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