Chris and I just came back from the hospital. One of our friends is going to have open heart surgery tomorrow afternoon.
Both our friend and her husband are totally freaked out and upset that everything they had to do in the hospital today took so long. They basically spent the whole day waiting to see the nurse practitioner, the anesthesiologist, the surgeon and so on. In fact she still hadn’t seen the surgeon by the time we left at 8:45 pm!
I’d be stressed to if I were having surgery on my heart tomorrow too, so I can understand, but still, being an ER nurse I can also understand how hospitals work, that’s why she had to go in a day early, right?
Her husband is really stressed too. Not only does he have to deal with his wife having open heart surgery, but his best friend (also our friend) is anther hospital dying of Pancreatic cancer. Major stress!
Not only that .. but amid all of these troubles he’s been looking for jobs in business management. Yes, all these things going on and he’s unemployed too!
I just hope our friend doesn’t have any complications from the surgery. She’s been told that she’ll be able to return home seven days after the surgery … so that’s good, as long as things go well.
I expect we’ll be spending a lot of time at the hospital over the weekend!