The pain clinic in Candelaria has moved to a new part of the hospital. Very swish but more important at this time of year - excellent air conditioning!
David went for his twice yearly procedure expecting the same treatment he has been used to. This time the anesthetist went much lower down his spine. Right down in his coccyx. All done by a machine with barely a human hand in sight. The xray pinpoints the exact spot and then needle discharges its contents. Amazing and so accurate..Not even a dressing to show where it had been.
He got dressed, signed papers and home he came. No monitoring BP nothing. That was to be my job
Yup instructions said I had to monitor his BP and blood sugar levels for the next 24 hours. Slightly taken aback ..I have neither BP machine or kit for testing BS. Why would I ever have needed one? Treatment here is second to none but aftercare needs a little refining. But this is how it works here. Locals have huge extended families who all join in care of the patient.
Fortunately he slept. Awoke long enough to consume bacon sandwich then sleep again.
Definitely a good one this time.