Q: What’s the difference between a general practitioner and a specialist?
A: One treats what you have, the other thinks you have what he treats.
I went to the hospital at 9:00 AM only to find out the doctors were doing a “who’s on first” conversation…we expect orders late this morning and then we have to find a room/technician to do the actual work! It’s complicated. I returned home as I forgot my phone, duh!! Michele called when I got home and she was at the hospital and was going to visit her mom for a while!
So they finally decided to look at the aneurism in the brain first before the carotid procedure. She was prepped and the procedure began at 4:00 PM… Sue was back in her room by 8:00 PM. Irene and Robin waited with me until the doctor came out with the results. More tests and consultations needed!
Here is a “cartoon” of the carotid artery operation… informative and not so “bloody”.
If you are interested in the actual video of the process (and you can stand blood and guts), take a look at this video…not for the squeamish! It is quite informative and it makes the reason for a 90 minute operation fairly clear!
Before returning to the hospital, I stopped by Bed, Bath, and Beyond as I wanted to dress up the house a bit before Sue comes home. I carefully selected new dining room table centerpiece, selected thee electronic flickering candles and eight new placemats in the fall season theme. Actually, for a non-artistic guy, it looks OK… We shall see when the boss comes home!
I returned to the hospital at 9:00 PM with wine and chocolate chip cookies…Sue was uncomfortable after the procedure and they would not let he get up for another four hours until the entrance into the femur artery has had a chance to seal up!
Heading for home about 9:45 PM I decided not to eat but crash early instead! Good choice.