|the insert is a terrible selfie of Bob and Me in ICU|
ICU had certain hours I could sit with Bob. Saturday am it was 8 am.. I got there 10 minutes early and the halls were empty. I decided to potty before going into ICU because each time I had to GO, I had to leave the unit and then phone them to get back in.
While washing my hands I remembered my Samsung Tablet was in my purse, and VOILA, The New Me minus 34 pounds appeared many times.
When we left ICU, the nurse handed me the scissors and 2 rolls of tape and gauze. She said if you want these, we have to throw it all away.
I am shocked even though I know they have to be careful of germs. Everything is disposable from pillows to wash basins, and I wanted his and forgot it and also wanted his throw away pillow. Phooey.
I am also shocked I still owe them a lot of money and they never asked for the copay. The surgery I paid the co pay the rest of the bills, 2 days in a room, MRI, XRAY, 2 cat scans, I still owe the copays, maybe 450.00 I think.
that has never happened before...
They removed the drain before we came home...
NOTES FOR MY MEMORY
This is the name of what she did.
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a surgical procedure used to reduce the risk of stroke by correcting stenosis (narrowing) in the common carotid artery or internal carotid artery. Endarterectomy is the removal of material on the inside (end(o)-) of an artery.
photo off internet, this is in the middle, his was up into the ear canal, it was really hard to get to. up higher than the top clamp. she showed me on an ultra sound where it was.