Something really crazy happened yesterday. I’m seeing a specialist here in Niagara and he will be performing a surgery on me (hopefully soon). There is another specialist in Niagara (completely different field) with the same name. A hospital called me yesterday and left a message on my voicemail, stating the name of my surgery and that I would be having my pre-op appointment on July 2, with the surgery on the 16th. Wow, that was quick! She said what wing of the hospital it was in. I was surprised it was in Hamilton, but I knew my doctor was having a hard time getting time in the operating room at the new St. Catharines hospital, so figured he found Hamilton to be more accommodating. I phoned the booking nurse back and verified the dates and times. I was about to hang up and then decided to mention the wing at the hospital. She said it was the same place where I had the consultation with my doctor. Huh? I said I’ve never had an appointment there and she asked if I just saw him at his Niagara office. I said yes. She said my doctor referred me to another doctor for the actual surgery. This totally threw me. I asked why it was in Hamilton and she said it was due to my heart arrythmia. Huh??? I said I didn’t know I had that issue. She said my doctor discussed it with me during our last appointment – last Friday. I said I hadn’t seen him in about a month. She said “What?” I also said “What??” She said she was going to look into things and call me back. It was soon after I hung up that I clued in. A woman with the same name as me, was having surgery with the same name as the one I’m going to have, but in a totally different part of the body, her specialist has the same name as mine and we live in the same city! Holy cow! Seriously, what are the odds of that? If I didn’t ask the booking nurse about the wing at the hospital, I would have showed up for my pre-op appointment next week. Now I can see why there are issues with people getting wrongly diagnosed or even having the wrong surgery. Glad we got it resolved though.
Had a great day at work. I’m really enjoying my new position. Also, we had a great lunch n learn session with two detectives from the Niagara Regional Police. I’m so glad I attended.
Back at home, the girls greeted me briefly then decided to chill.
Mya and Pinky:
And as usual, Abby is too googly to actually “chill”:
I have tomorrow off (compressed). I’m supposed to take someone up for a flight and aerobatics. Not sure if the weather is going to work for us. Paws crossed!
Today’s symptoms: Felt really yucky today. I slept in almost an extra hour because I was just feeling so bad. I didn’t want to take too much time off though with starting the new position. Tons of MS aches and pains today plus a killer headache.