Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Had me in stitches

The two nurses have between them been every day to give an injection and rebandage as required but as it comes nearer the time to take out the stitches they became a bit doubtful. Each hoping that the other one would do it. "Very good surgery but I think the doctor should take out the stitches."

OK today I go to the doctor. Lovely young woman. Very kind chat and then gets down to the job.

"Hmmmm............................. hmmmm ........................ let's try the other one. Hmmmm ................"

"I know it's a long time since I did my surgery rotation but this should be easier than this, there don't seem to be any ends............................"

"It's no good, I shall have to ring the surgeon." I can appreciate her reluctance to ring with what seems like such a basic stupid question.

Eventually gets past the dragon on the gate and talks to the great man.....................

Turns out that they are soluble stitches. The prescription for removal of stitches is his mistake.

Smiles all round.

5 comments:

  1. That happened to Ingrid on her wrist but the English nurses showed MUCH more determination and really went for those stitches.
    Lots of love x

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  2. good it wasn't a bigger misstake, I really wish you total recovery and am looking forward to read every post you write. best wishes Jaana

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

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  3. Glad they found out before going further.

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