Saturday, October 4, 2008

Local Surgery Cancelled

This was the phone call I was dreading. I have cancelled surgery at Children's on October 20th. Briana did not sound upset - she was all thankful that I let her know - aparently surgery slots are always in demand.

But it makes me wonder - do people not tell her and then just not show up for surgery? Do people run away? Hide? Double book surgeries often?

The mind just boggles.

She will tell Dr Lewin who, no doubt, will call. Something else to look forward to. This feels like breaking up with someone. I hate conflict. It is so much easier to agree with everyone and make everyone happy.


Sidereal said...

I don't think there's anything to apologize for or even feel apologetic about.

In the end it came down to the importance of judgment calls in the OR combined with Hanley's significant experience and expertise with this type of operation.

Cohen's great, but he isn't going to be Hanley for 10 years or more.

Also, heart-block.

Shannon said...

Well, I feel they did a lot of work considering options and making a plan and we have a relationship with the Doctors here.

But still, I appreciate the rational view. It is less burdening.

Mimi said...

Ok Wren is darling!! I saw your link on Izzy's- just had to tell you- is is SUPER cute!