Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Nothing goes to plan

It turned out that Col was allergic to the stuff he had to take to prepare for the camera procedure and ended up in hospital as an in-patient the day before he was due to be an out-patient. Then because he hadn't been told to stop one of his heart tablets he can only have half the procedure done and not today when it should have been done but he has to stay in and wait until tomorrow.
Are you with me?
He will now have to wait to get called for the other thing later. So we end up with 3 journeys there and back instead of 1.
Is it no wonder that we are planning to move closer to the hospital!

He heard a tale of how the hospital waste money today.
Someone was sent home from hospital yesterday but only half the medication they were supposed to take home with them was available. So the other half  was delivered to them today BY TAXI - a 50 mile round trip!! Honestly, you couldn't make it up.

Back Tomorrow
Sue

PS Thanks for all the good wishes, I've passed them on to him
and another PS Blimey it was windy here last night, things blown all over the place and one tree down on our field. Hope you were all safe and sound out there.


22 comments:

  1. Hope all goes well when he eventually gets the procedure done. The wind is doing a lot of damage around here too with numerous fences and slates off roofs. Stay safe!

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  2. What a palaver! Poor Col - and you - hope he gets sorted asap.

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  3. Oh goodness. I hope it all gets sorted for you soon. I hope you're both safe and warm. Take care out there. X

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  4. What a carry on, I hope it all comes right pretty dam quick for you

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  5. Fingers crossed you get the right results.

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  6. Gosh, you poor things! Hope it all gets sorted soonest.

    No, I don't find it hard to believe that about the taxi because the exact same thing happened to my Mum. Sent home and arrived without her meds.

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  7. It's like a carry on film! Sending good wishes for a positive outcome. You're right, there's a lot of wasted money in the NHS. I once asked my manager for a piece of equipment I needed which I'd seen locally for less than £20. She wasn't allowed to purchase it as was tied into a contract with a provider and in their catalogue it was over £40. Believe it or not she actually purchased it!

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    1. That's exactly the same in our school! No wonder there's no money!!

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  8. What a nuisance for you, hope things get sorted soon, it is handy to be near a hospital, we use to have to travel for 45 mins 6 days a week for 6 weeks when I had radiotherapy, now the hospital is only 10 mins away.

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  9. Yes there is waste, but just think of all the patients that have to be seen. I can only speak for ourselves, but we have had nothing but brilliant service by all sections of the NHS. I was an in-patient for 10 days when, in 1998 I had a hysterectomy (that is when you were in for that length of time, unlike today); then I was an in-patient for four days when I had breast cancer, for the tumour to be removed, and then weeks of chemo, and a month of radiotherapy and a further year on the expensive (then new) drug, Herceptin. Then in 2010 husband underwent open-heart surgery in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, was an in-patient for five days, and then all the follow-ups at our local hospital. And then last year I had my gall bladder removed (in-patient for five days) ... just think of what all this, just for ourselves, has cost. It must run into many thousands of pounds just for two people. And we are still here to tell the tale. Oh, and I'm overlooking the five weeks my husband was an in-patient when he had septacaemia (sepsis they call it today) ... I dread to think what all this cost. We have nothing but praise for the NHS, even though mistakes do occur and sometimes things like the medication being out of stock happens. But they did get the medication to the patient the next day, even if a taxi was used.
    Having said all that, I do hope that Colin will soon be on the road to recovery again.
    Margaret P

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  10. Its not until you have health issues that you realise the dream we had years ago of moving to the coast would now have to be reversible , Between us we go to 4 different hospitals all within a 15 mile radius , Which i have to visit the nearest tomorow for another investigation , I hope everything works out ok in the end , The sooner you can move the better xxx

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  11. Sorry about all the mess up and delays. Do hope it all turns out well in the end. Incidentally the farmer had the 'camera thing' last year and the few days of starvation diet before hand. It all turned out well (as most of them do the nurse assured us) and he is now fine. If Col's procedure is the same one I do hope it goes as well for him and that it is not too long in coming.

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  12. With retirement 7-12 years away, depending on whether working is possible until we can receive FULL pension, my husband and I have been reviewing priorities. Being near a good hospital and doctors is at the top of the list. It can literally make all the difference. I had the 'camera thing' this year, done in two separate procedures with two separate preps. NOT fun. I'd have been in tears if they'd had to be rescheduled, so I'll be thinking of you both and sending up a prayer.

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  13. All the best for Mr Colin, man I hate hospitals!

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  14. Aggghhhhh!!! I just hope that the results when they do come will be OK. xx

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  15. I hope Col is ok and they get to the bottom of things sooner rather than later. We've had our fair share of hospitals over the years with hubby being admitted a few times.

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  16. So sorry to hear this, you get yourself all psyched up and then it doesn't happen, so frustrating.

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  17. Shocking about the taxi journey. At least Col can get on with his medication now. Best wishes to you both, lets hope this is the time for improvements in his health.

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  18. it is annoying, and it is irritating to hear about wasted money, but I won't say anything against the NHS. My recent visit was very positive. I was treated so well. While I was there I heard something about some idiot patient wasting time and money the week before. Apparently, she'd got as far as being wheeled to theatre, they were about to prep her to go in, and then found out she'd been chewing gum. They had to cancel the op. Such a stupid thing to do, one thing they state clearly, loads of times, is no food, drink, and no chewing gum. So why do it thinking 'it'll be ok'? All that time and effort and money for nothing because one person couldn't bother to follow what she'd been told. That annoys me.

    Thought of you a lot yesterday. I don't blame you for needing to be closer to hospital. Rush hour traffic around there is a nightmare too.
    x

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  19. Best wishes to you both :)
    Waste is everywhere and so shocking. In part it's down to the suing culture!

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  20. Sorry your husband's procedure had to be rescheduled and done in parts. Murphy's Law, I guess. I'm experiencing a bit of that, myself, as my treatment has to be delayed due a slow healing incision site.

    Hope he'll have the best possible results, once all the tests have been done. Keeping you both in my thoughts.

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  21. Hope all goes well with Col, sending best wishes

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