Arrived home on Friday night after spending 5 days and 4 nights in the Freemans Hospital.
This was to be assessed for a Liver transplantation.
For 5 days I was either being pushed in a wheel chair from one test to another
( don't know why they would not let me walk)
or flat out on my bed "waiting" to be pushed somewhere.
To say it was boring is an understatement, having my blood pressure taken by an angel faced nurse
was the highlight of my days.
Hear you find most of the tests I had performed.
There were more tests but I can not recall them all, as half the time i was half asleep during them.
So you see much data has been collected. But there is more !!!
After talking to the assessment coordinator, I am now beginning to understand
the far reaching implications attached to receiving a transplantation.
One just does NOT walk in off the street, be gifted a life extension.
Then sent on one's way with a good luck shake of the hand.
NO, NO NO. This life saving procedure is not given lightly
and the recipient just left to their own devices. No,
the doctors need to know the nut's and bolts of my very existence.
In short, a detailed investigation into my passed, my present and my future.
The coordinator also told me that they may need to visit me on my home ground.
Lone males such as myself do have a tendency to , let us say, neglect themselves !
They may require closer scrutiny. perhaps !!!
I have no problem with this depth of investigation. I live cleanly and am well organized.
The only negative thing is the amount of after care I shall require
and where it is going to come from. Mmmmm that is something of a conundrum.
The only family I talk to, live on the other side of the North Sea in Sweden.
Shall just have to burn that bridge before I get to it.
So, all the tests coupled with the data collected about my personal life
paints a picture of myself to help the doctors decide on just what is my best option.
I told the coordinator that I was willing to leave all decisions to the doctors.
She nodded her approval.
BTW. the anaesthetist considered me to be "LOW-RISK"
These two words were most comforting.
So I am now waiting to hear the results of the assessment
and learn just what the gods of medication have in store for me.
Time shall reveal all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!