Update- The Hospital Is No Picnic

Back in March when I was having such great pain my friend took the lead and spoke with my surgeon’s office. She gave me a date to see him, which was today.

I was up early because it takes me a long time to get myself moving. Along with a couple of cups of coffee and breakfast. I started getting ready to be at the hospital for noon time. We called a cab that can carry my wheelchair, my friend’s car was out of the question for it rides low. The cab arrived and I slowly make it out to it and a hobble to get myself into the back seat.

I arrived early, which is nothing new. Of course Moose Jaw is on high alert for Covid, so I had to be screened before going to register. Finally, registered and make it to the area where the surgeon was conducting a cast clinic. I sit in my wheelchair waiting to be called into a room. Forty-five minutes later I am called in to see the surgeon. He has me jump, well in my case hobble, onto a bed. I lay down and he moves my leg and barely off the bed which makes me scream. He quit because he didn’t want to make me hurt anymore. He decides that he needs an updated x-ray. So, back in the wheelchair and off to have the x-ray done. After the x-ray it is back to the surgeon, where I sit another thirty minutes before he makes his return.

He proceeds to explain the condition of my hip. It is far worse than it was three months ago. He explains about my hip and there is a ball that is attached to a bone and the ball moves around the hip. Where the ball should be is nothing more than a flat piece of bone. And still no answer of when my surgery will take place. No thanks to Covid to bring things to a grinding stop. Here is what he said, “I sit at home with nothing to do, no surgeries”!

So dear reader, the hospital is definitely not a picnic!

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  1. ashleyleia

    Oh no! I really hope they’re able to fit you in soon!

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      The surgeon is going to push. He explained that the normal wait is three months. Again, covid is wreaking havoc with the health system. The hospital is on high alert.

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  2. Chel Owens

    What the? You went in to be told it’s bad? You knew that!

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Chelsea I went because of the change in my movement. After the surgeon saw the new x-rays he told me he is going to push my surgery to be top of the list. Remember, it is the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. I was desperate to find out what the change was. It was his office that made the suggestion to seeing the surgeon again.

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      1. Chel Owens

        Oh, good. It sounded like a dead end when you wrote about it. I’ll cross my fingers for you!!

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      2. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

        Thank you Chelsea!

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  3. thoughtscreateweb

    I hope your recovery is speedy

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Thank you so much!

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  4. Angie

    Oh no 😥 I’m so sorry you have to keep waiting! It’s terrible to think you need to keep enduring this horrible pain without a surgery date yet.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      The surgeon told me that in normal days the wait time is about three months. Covid has put a monkey wrench into the whole health care system.

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      1. Angie

        It sure has! I sure hope you don’t have to wait too much longer!

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  5. cheriewhite

    Oh, my no! I hope they get you in to do the surgery soon, Dwain. Knee and hip pain is no joke! And I agree that Covid has put a monkey wrench in the hospitals anymore. My opinion of COVID- it’s mostly hype. Not to say people haven’t gotten sick and some succumb to it- but it’s not nearly as bad as the media makes it out to be. Otherwise, they wouldn’t allow all those migrants who haven’t been vaxxed or tested to come in. And the sad thing is that, this hype is causing problems for a lot of patients who do need care in other areas of health- especially orthopedic and cancer patients.

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