Kathy is having surgery of Thursday. Somehow the top of her ear got infected. It has been puffy and draining for weeks. She went to the doctor and he gave her an antibiotic hoping it would fix things. It didn’t. He now has to cut and get out the core.
I mention this just so that I can talk about the changes in pre-op testing we went through. In the past, whenever either of us needed to have a procedure done, the routine was the same. Go to the hospital, park in the garage, take the elevator to the third floor, register, have whatever tests needed to be done, head back to the elevator. take it to the garage level, get into the car, and leave.
The procedure this time was a bit different. Here is how it went. Go to the hospital, park in the garage don face masks, take the elevator to the first floor, exit elevator, have temperature checked, answer a bunch of questions about health and activity over the last 14 days, walk a winding hallway to the hospital elevators, go to the third floor (where we always registered), check in and go to the correct department for the test, stand sis feet from the win doe in the waiting room until called to the window for check-in, wait Kathy’s turn, have test, take winding hallway back to the elevator, go back down to the first floor, take another elevator to the garage level, get into the car, and leave.
As far as Thursday goes there will be some changes there as well. I need to take Kathy because she needs a driver. I am not permitted inside the bailing where the procedure will be done. It is being done in a surgical center and not in a hospital. I will need to sit in the car in the parking lot getting phone updates until she is ready to leave. We didn’t get a be there time of an estimate of hoe long everything will take. That phone call comes tomorrow.
I just hope the procedure relieves the pain and pressure in her ear.