Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Words from my friend Jenn ' Home again, home again, jiggity jig"

 Hi Folks

 I arrived bright and early at the day theatre reception, was taken in, all things checked out, and the drop regime began.  2 sets of drops every 5 minutes,  then make sure my blood pressure was OK ( A bit higher than normal but stinging drops can cause that).

I was taken into the next area, found a lovely Lazy Boy Chair, given the red non slip socks, a button at the back gown and a white robe, then a warm blanket.

Then wait. Usually you do see the previous patients wheeled back, complete with a patch over the offending eye. 

Not one appeared. There were 5 more of us waiting. this did seem to be a very long time waiting, as usually each patient is taken down, and back in about 30 minutes. By this time at least  4 others should have been attended to.

FINALLY, a tall good looking man came to me, said he was one of Dr Eiseman's team, and the news was, there had been an equipment fault, and all the following cataract surgeries were cancelled, I almost laughed, one lady almost cried, one lovely lady did a little dance.

Then one lady returned, I am guessing she was in theatre for a very long time, and had her surgery the old fashioned way, maybe they had already began and had to continue. I am so thankful that I was not there at that time. 

I phoned Hugh to give him the news !!!!!!! was his reply. I was given a new date of 8th June. 

However Annette and I did manage to get in some shopping after the three of us had a lovely lunch.

No photos, my eye is  still so dilated anything is still a huge blur.

Thank you , every one for caring and sending love, messages and hopes.

Quotation of the day from Robert Burns, 

" The Best-laid schemes of mice and men Go oft awry"

Greetings from Jean


Susan Heather said...

So sorry to hear of the postponement but it is good that you were not in theatre when the problem occurred.

You will be so pleased to finally have this over and done with.

eileeninmd said...

OH My, I am so sorry. You have been waiting so long. To be so close and have it canceled again is frustrating. I hope all goes well on June 8th. Take care, stay safe!
have a happy weekend!

Marie Smith said...

Oh my! I am glad you weren’t the one in the theatre when the equipment malfunctioned. Take care!

Inger said...

I'm sorry you couldn't get it done, that must have been annoying. I guess you had to be there early too. I remember I did when I had my eyes done. But you will be happy once it gets done.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

You write so engagingly about these various exploits into the medical world, Jean. Such a shame this surgery had to be postponed. Tony had excellent results when he had both eyes done. Hope the same results for you!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear but I'm glad you were not the one in the back when the equipment failed!

Carol Mattingly Photography said...

Hang in there Jean. You will get through this. Carol

Barb said...

What a story! Glad you at least got some important shopping done if you couldn't have the surgery! Better Luck next time, Jean.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

How frustrating to be all ready for it and have it not happen. Hang in there, virtual hugs to you.

Jenn Jilks said...

That is so disappointing, I am so sorry. Happily you could go shopping. I was such a basket case when mine were done! Love you lots. All the best. xxx

Kathleen said...

We’ll that is really unfortunate… glad it was not you in the operating room.

Carol Mattingly Photography said...

Sounds like they could use a new machine Jean. Glad they didn't have you back there when it failed. Hang in there. Eventually it's going to happen. Carol

Julie Fukuda said...

Robert Burns said it well! Hopefully the second time's a charm. I wonder If I would have been so patient. It'll be worth the wait, I'm sure.

Susan Zarzycki said...

Well, worse things could have happened to you and there is "always tomorrow". 💖

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Sorry to hear about the cancellation. Hope all goes well and as planned on your next visit

Tanya said...

Oh my! Didn't you just have a cancellation for a cardiogram test too recently? Hmm... I thought the medical system was better equipped to manage the problems that occur. June 8 is still a ways off. Take care!