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Update on an Update ๐Ÿ˜€ - A little update on QEHB - minor liver operations - next week only?

ThreeSmiles
ThreeSmiles
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My first attempt at my incisional/umbilical hernia operation was due to take place last Monday but was cancelled due to โ€œlack of a bedโ€.

However it was swiftly rearranged for tomorrow, Monday ๐Ÿ‘.

It has now- yesterday at 4pm - been swiftly cancelled again...๐Ÿ‘Ž... ๐Ÿ˜€. This time is because of QEHB being reorganised - facilities wise at least - so that it can better cope with the Corona virus situation.

This to my mind is very understandable and welcome news I think - in some respects maybe it should have been done sooner - but it is easy to criticise and must have been a hard decision for them to make. The on duty doctor - the poor chap who was given the unpleasant task of telling patients that their operations were cancelled - said that even some cancer operations were being cancelled.

I reckon we have all got our fingers well and truly crossed that by some miracle we escape the worst of this. Oops I know I am not supposed to speak about Corona but this is more about the impact on us liver patients with ongoing issuettes. Iโ€™m quite sure - just imho - that TPs will not be affected.

Good luck all!

Miles

Edit - QEHB rang me at 0715 just now and said โ€œWhere are youโ€ ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€. No-one has told Admissions - aah well. Sort of goes to show that even at a Hospital as good as QEHB things are suffering.....

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Still, I am sorry your op will not go ahead. Jaycee

ThreeSmiles
ThreeSmiles
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Thanks J C...True but ...well for the greater good and all that... oops that sounds very pompous of me (canโ€™t think of the right word ๐Ÿ˜€)!

Oh, so sorry Miles. But as you say, quite understandable. They don't know which way to turn. Very hard choices they are having to make. Jacquie x

Thanks Jacquie - I can live with the hernia for a bit longer for sure!!

Very well put Miles.

I hope it's not too long a wait for your op.

Alf.

Thanks freddy. He said someone would call me on Monday - but I think he was just trying to be nice ๐Ÿ˜€. Actually though he was so nice and apologetic - poor chap. He said I was first on his list and he was grateful I took it so well. Hehe! I mean one has not exactly got a lot of choice ๐Ÿ˜€ but I did my best to be polite - donโ€™t want to get told off again by someone who shall remain nameless - actually I have forgotten who it was - was it you filly ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€?

It must be very difficult and stressful for workers in the NHS to have to make these kind of calls.

The poor chap was probably expecting to get an earful.

Your call would be one amongst many for him yesterday and in the coming days.

At least you made his day yesterday a little less stressful.

:-) :-)

I did not envy him - thatโ€™s for sure. He told me he was the on-call doctor and had just handed over at the end of his shift and was then asked can you just.....Poor doctor ๐Ÿ˜•

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They've washed their hands of you meantime.

Every man has a burden to carry And some seem to carry it very well While others complain about the burden and strain.

Hope & pray that no-one has to wait longer than necessary for some positive news on this ๐Ÿ˜ท unmentionable topic ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ™

ThreeSmiles
ThreeSmiles
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Well, I have washed my hands too. Now the question is does the singing of Happy Birthday to you - twice of course - have to be done whilst your hands are under running water, or in the sink, or just rubbing your hands in the air with soap and water and then just rinsing your hands off.... See the sort of stupid things that go through my brain when Iโ€™m stuck at home! Daughter says Iโ€™ve got too much time to think. Do you know she might well be right .......๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘.

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in reply to ThreeSmiles

Time on your hands.๐Ÿ™„

ThreeSmiles
ThreeSmiles
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Haha I have!

You could always sing Time, time, time is on my side ๐Ÿ˜…โ›‘๏ธ๐Ÿค›

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Hidden
in reply to Bootandall

Or another great song he could sing to pass his time away is ( I've had ) "The time of my life " great song !

Maybe we could all join in ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽผla la la ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

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Hidden
in reply to Bootandall

I think I'm bored Boot ...We could all sing Time in a Bottle as I have loads this night .....

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

Bootandall
Bootandall
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So I needed to make a grocery run, shelves are practically empty!๐Ÿ˜ฎ But traffic was clear sailing. ๐Ÿ˜›Going to reduce open hours soon, this could get interesting! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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So sorry it was cancelled but it's understandable why. Hope some miracle does come through soon. Take care Lynne

ThreeSmiles
ThreeSmiles
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Thanks Lynne. But I know you know (!) that this situation isnโ€™t going to have a quick fix

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in reply to ThreeSmiles

Very true

I know that you know that Lynne knows it won't get any easier for a little while. ๐Ÿ˜„

So, is your op on hold indefinitely?

Haha true - I knew you would say that ๐Ÿ˜€.

Well he said someone might ring me today but if not - read that as when not ๐Ÿ˜€- to ring tomorrow. But we both know - well I know and you know and Lynne knows and freddy knows and...and........ and everyone knows - that the answer will be a lemon...

๐Ÿ‹

Gee thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

Don't mention it ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Hi Miles, you should have taken a bed with you the first time๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Too true ๐Ÿ˜€

Please see my update above - sort of โ€œsadโ€ in a not sad way......

Not worth chancing it, l hope you are doing as well as can be expected in the meantime.

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