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Cant I catch a break ?
My ACDF for C5/C6 has been reschedule due to a tech misplacing leads on my EKG for my PreOp. That caused my need to find a Cardiologist and get Cardiac Clearance, which is time consuming since they are specialists and always booked easy out.
The rescheduling of the surgery led to me having to resubmit my FMLA paperwork and receiving permission to change my dates and be off work without pay. I work for the State and this is akin to paperwork to join the military. My spouse also had to withdraw his time off and request new dates which coincided with him receiving a new project to start and to say his company was Less Than Supportive is a BIG understatement. All of this could have been avoided at the PreOp by running another EKG.
So yesterday I go to get the Cardiac Clearance and I kid you not, he was in there with me for maybe 5 minutes, listened to my heart and signed off on the surgery. ALSO he noted that I was sitting tenderly in my chair due to a flare up of a Pilonidal cyst ,of which I have problems with every 5 years or so. So he takes it upon his self to call my surgeon to discuss this is infected and long story short I had to get an Appt today to have this lanced and drained and have a round of antibiotics and then my surgeon " will decide" if we push the surgery back again .
I have been dealing with this extreme herniated disc pushing against my spinal cord for 6 months. The pain meds aren't doing the job anymore and I'm at the end of my rope.
I got out of the Cardiologists Office yesterday, sat in my car and just cried looking at another push back of surgery. I am Not a crier. I know I'm frustrated, in pain and feeling sorry for myself and I feel utterly alone in dealing with my pain and my emotionally situation.
This is my first and hopefully last cervical surgery and I've had trouble dealing with my fears over it. I have to get prepared and psych myself up the closer I get to surgery and this rescheduling is causing a reset in my emotions every time
ALL this because a tech was inept in preforming her job and that it could have been rectified on the spot had anyone cared to do so by rerunning the EKG. I'm so frustrated and DONE !!!