We’ve got a date!

Finally after waiting almost three years, Hubby has a date for his op.

Two years ago he went for an assessment following a wait of months for his reflux problems. We heard nothing, and letters to the consultant’s secretary went unanswered, even those sent by recorded delivery. Hubby followed it up with the GP, and another wait.

It turns out they lost his original paperwork, so we had to start again, and he had an overnighter last year whilst they wired him up to check how everything was being processed. Surgery was agreed and so we waited some more.
Then this happened and Dick.
Come January this year, he had another assessment and we had to travel 87 miles for it.
Surgery should have happened some 28 days later…………….. or not.
We heard nothing, more emails and letters, then a letter to say all operations had been cancelled because of the virus.
This is me making sure he gets some rest

We reviewed Hubby’s eating habits and times, and by making a few changes, he has been coping. Then one day whilst out shopping, we had a phone call for an assessment. Turns out they had sent a letter, but we never got it.
Anyway, we received another letter recently for a telephone assessment for the 9th of September, so imagine our surprise when the phone rang yesterday wishing to discuss his forthcoming operation! I asked if we should have been expecting a call as Hubby wasn’t home and could they call back in ten minutes or so. She said that was perfectly OK as it wasn’t a scheduled call that we would know about.
Well, the ten minutes stretched to almost two hours, and the lady Hubby spoke to is someone he has dealt with before and she is ‘switched on’ to his case.
Bottom line is, he has a date for his op at the end of the month, even though he has to travel the 87 miles for it.
Then we hit the red tape and preparations……….. self isolation two weeks beforehand,Β  jabs to the tummy instead of warfarin to commence 5 days before, Covid test at another hospital 48 miles away (can’t do it locally as they are not connected to the hospital where he will have his surgery), be prepared to stay in for two nights, then self isolation for 3 days (we’ll work out the liquid diet on our own later).
So, we have had to cancel our flu jabs and reschedule for the end of October now, cancel his INR blood test, which luckily we were able to bring forward to next week, and I shall be his taxi to and from, plus his nurse.
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Nursey

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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38 Responses to We’ve got a date!

  1. That is good news and best wishes for the success of the surgery.

  2. Jen Goldie says:

    Absolutely LOVE the get up!😊
    I don’t know how you’re handling all of this! But you’re strong and organized I can tell. A huge Hug from me xo πŸ€—πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸ’œ

  3. Sadje says:

    That’s good news. All the best my friend

  4. Wishing hubby the best. He has put up with this for a long time. I hope this solves most of it.

  5. I hope everything goes well with your husband’s surgery. We live in Florida, USA. My husband was just told he needs a pacemaker and that will take place very soon. I’m curious as to where you are living that the wait is so long and if hubby’s procedure is considered elective.. . . just saying, Claudia

    • We’re in the UK and the op is to do with acid reflux and a leaky stomach valve. It didn’t help that his notes were lost and so they had no record, nor that the consultant was so far away. The local health service sucks, and medication seemed to give him other issues on rotation. It’s been a long time coming and we just hope there’s no further delay as he is limited as to what he can eat because most food seem to trigger his discomfort which affects his sleep patterns too.

  6. fransiweinstein says:

    That must be a huge relief. Sending both of you positive thoughts, hugs and high hopes for a speedy recovery. As for all the scheduling screw-ups I feel your pain and frustration. I have more than a few experiences of my own to share right now.

  7. willowdot21 says:

    Great news if any pair can cope with these challenges you too can. I do love the outfit nurse SWMBO. Wishing Hubby all the best πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  8. murisopsis says:

    Seems a long time coming. Best wishes for a successful outcome! He’s lucky to have such a supporting and effective nurse (that sedative looks better than the one you usually carry!!).

  9. I am glad you finally got a date and am praying for a good outcome, Di.

  10. Liz says:

    That’s a long time. Not helped by missing notes.
    May everything go ok and no cancellation.

  11. That’s such a relief. So pleased but shame it took so long.

  12. Chris Hall says:

    Wishing you both all of the best πŸ™‚

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