Here in socialist country, one normally waits for follow up visits to doctors or specialists. You have the option of going to a private Physician, but in my limited experience, it is better to wait and go through the local care station doctors. They are very kind ( speak lots of English with me when I get that bright eyed, upraised eyebrow look!) It costs about $20.00 a visit but they give you this little paper to record co-pay stamps from anything helath related…anyhoo…I digress.
The lucky wheel finally stopped on my number and I have been scheduled for surgery on the 3rd of October. I get to check in the day before for the PAT’s enjoy a meal or 2 (probably fish, in a sauce) and stress myself stupid for the following 18 hours!
First of all, I have the utmost trust in the surgeon. He has actually pioneered several of the advances for the devices used in these types of operations and has developed a program to help the patient recover quicker by movement of the aflicted area. Secondly he was fluent in the Queen’s English which was a double plus for me! Now, the drawback…The anesthesiologist wants to give me a sedation in the spinal area…First of all, I have a problem with anyone wanting to even remotely massage my back, let alone go at my spinal chord with a 5″long needle. Secondly, this proceedure is expected to last 1,5-3 hours depending on the number of replacements he has to do…LIKE I REALLY WANT TO LAY THERE AWAKE AND FEEL; SMELL AND KNOW HE ÌS DRILLING, grinding and cutting ON MY KNEE!?
Now, see there! I’ve gone and grossed you out too!
Just wanted to share! Off to heave again!