posted on May, 25 2017 @ 06:42 AM
a reply to: Martin75
Good morning Everybody!
Only came to lurk for a while, but Marty is here (and she brought donuts)!
I'm sure you're not thrilled about having to wait now, but what you wrote about hospitals and holidays is true indeed. I actually feel in my gut that
Tuesday is a much better day for Paul's surgery. (I get gut feelings about people, you know that whole 'empath' thing! but I'm usually right!)
I will relate to you with this experience of my own.
My friend (with the colostomy) had surgery scheduled for Dec. 23 last year because her stoma had prolapsed and needed to be shortened. They told her
to pack for a week in the hospital, and that's where she would be spending Christmas.
They actually released her the next day, Christmas Eve...with no pain medication and no prescriptions. By Christmas Day morning, she was in severe
pain and having really bad skin reactions. Of course everything was closed, and even the home care nurses were not available. I went to stay with
her and try to help.
When the holiday shut-downs were over and her visiting nurse came to check on her, she admitted that my friend had been released too early (should
have been watched for infection)...and that they want minimal patients in the hospital over Christmas because many of the staff are gone. (hospital
was in another large city, an hour away)
So, to end this I just want to say that I think it's good that his appointment has been changed, and hopefully you can both relax a little and accept
that this is a much better scenario...full staff and they're all hopefully refreshed and ready!!