Wednesday, August 7, 2013

More tests?

Maybe it is because I haven't had many hospital procedures but all of this just baffles me.

Today the hospital where I am going to have surgery called to go over things with me.  Everything went well but then they said that I had to go back to my family doctor and re-do my blood work, my urinalysis and EKG...because they are more than a month old!

I took it well...called my family doctor and the nurse that said she would get back with me??  She didn't today...hopefully tomorrow. I am losing faith in medical people.

Tomorrow they are having a maintenance inspection in the building.   That means they will go through everyone's apartment checking smoke alarms and entrance and exit doors.  Then on the 22nd MSHDA will inspect apartments at random...last time they hit mine.  Then on the 27th HUD will be going through the apartments.  For those who don't know I live in a low-income senior housing hi-rise.  Of all the things I don't like about living here these inspection are on the top of my list.  You have to have your home walked through by strangers....and nothing is supposed to be out of place.  I think it is kind of an invasion of privacy but I imagine if they didn't do it things might get out of hand and we wouldn't have a very nice place to live.  I won't be here for the later inspections and I am thinking that I might want to get out of here in the morning too.  That way I won't convey a wrong attitude.

Hoping all is right in your world....

I will leave with this quote...

Terry Bradshaw - “You can't dodge them all, ... I got hammered plenty of times through the years. But you just get up and keep playing. I can tell you from experience, though. Sometimes it hurts like hell.”


  1. I pray that things work out with your surgery.

  2. Call the nurse as soon as the office open. Unacceptable, considering your surgery date is so close. So there.

  3. Your inspections sound like the dorm inspections at university. I wouldn't say that everything is in its place in my small space. Hope everything goes well for you.

  4. I wouldn't like the inspections either, Ruth, but I think you are right on about them checking to make sure there is nothing unsafe going on that could jeopardize the entire building.

    They are right about the blood work and EKG being less than one month before the surgery. I had to re-do blood work, too. Better safe than sorry. I agree with Chris, above, though. Be proactive and give the nurse a call. I think, in this day and age, the patient has to stay on top of things. The medical folks are swamped by the numbers and the paper, thanks to this being a litigious society.

    Keeping you in my prayers!

  5. Sorry about the medical hassles. Ugh.

    The building you asked about is not the Sears tower but we could see it from up there!