|I made my arrow big and straight|
I forgot to mention two things re my hospital visit. Firstly, there are the lengthy forms to fill in. We all know that these must be signed on every page to protect the hospital from being sued and to protect the doctor from any kind of failure, should his best efforts prove to have less than perfect results.The longest bits of the form are to make sure everyone gets paid. No money, no go. There is a new twist though since my last visit - I was handed a pen and asked to write a paragraph describing in as much detail as I could what I understood was about to be done to me, with the emphasis on whether the RIGHT or LEFT foot was to be worked on. Even this was not considered sufficient: on arriving outside the operating theatre I was given an indelible, black pen and had to draw an arrow, pointing directly to the toe that was to receive attention. Actually, I was quite impressed with this (yes, I've heard the horror stories of the past).
|Google image - "What did the doctor say?"|