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[IP] arrgghh!!!!!/Diabetes and Hospital Staff

Well I did it!!!!  I put my foot down and took a stand.  I had a vitrectomy 
 in January, first surgery with my pump. I was told to remove my pump and I was
a good little patient and said, well, ok, I guess you know what you are 
 doing. Came out of surgery with BS of 400+ and spent the next 24 hours trying
get it back down.   I'm having my other eye done this coming Monday, and my 
 endo said "Do not remove your pump, you are just going to have to put your foot
down Karen and tell them NO."    So I talked with my Retina specialist and he 
said talk to anestheology (sp?) dept., so I called the number and left a 
message.  Got a call back and told her the whole long story, including how I'm 
 willing to drop my basil while under, blah blah blah, just don't disconnect.
 says hold on, comes back on the phone and says Dr. so and so says you can leave
your pump on, I said great.  Then I asked her if my sugars are checked while 
I'm under and how often, being as I'm out of it while in surgery.  She told me 
to talk to the anesthiologist the morning of surgery, she didn't know.  Geez, 
I know that I'm not the only diabetic getting this type of surgery, you'd 
 think they would know how to handle diabetics during a vitrectomy!!! So my plan
is to talk to the anestheologist the morning of and to have my hubby ask about 
my BS every hour or so, just in case someone forgets that I'm a diabetic 
while I'm out.
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