Author Archives: rdesain

About rdesain

I am a passionate advocate for ehealth, I believe we are at an exciting point in time that technology can revolutionize the delivery of healthcare. I am also a patient, with a chronic disease and this is my journey of major surgery - I hope to highlight where possible , opportunities for eHealth.

photo’s from the ward

I took some photo’s of the various equipment I saw used – or more appropriately not used while I was in hospital for 9 days and thought I”d share with you. A major part of my recovery was getting up … Continue reading

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4 weeks post surgery, feeling almost normal

well tomorrow it will be 4 weeks since surgery and I’ve just come back from a trip to Daylesford, for those not in or near Melbourne, it’s a beautiful part of the Victoria state about 1hr 30mins drive north west … Continue reading

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one week since leaving hospital

I thought I’d leave it a while to post again, give myself some perspective and time to think about things after coming out of hospital. It’s been a week since leaving hospital and I have to say thats the time … Continue reading

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Discharge disaster

hmmm so far this hospital has screwed up twice, in quite major ways… interesting given they are private and charge an arm and a leg. First with the agency nurse who didn’t check on me, missed out my meds and … Continue reading

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we need that bed back!

Well it was very clear they expected me out yesterday, it felt like everyone knew about the schedule except me, and in particular my bowels. Still no number 2 as of yesterday and a lot of back pain with it. … Continue reading

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my video of the interactive patient screen in my room

Apologies I was on some rather heavy pain meds at the time so I’m a bit slow…. but you get the general idea I hope. This video was me trying to show the touch screen I have access to in … Continue reading

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recovery is a rollercoaster

Sorry no post yesterday, I woke up in the most pain I’ve been in since being in hospital, largely due to an agency nurse who was in charge of looking after me overnight and forgot to give me medicine, do … Continue reading

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