"Did you receive instructions for pre-surgery preparation?"
"No," my husband says, "what instructions?"
It turns out he should have been on clear liquids for 24 hours before surgery, plus a large prescription bottle of, how shall I put this delicately, "bowel cleanser".
This was omitted from his pre-surgical interview two weeks ago.
So.......no surgery today. And it took forever to get out of the hospital. With all the protocols, we needed to wait for someone to fetch him back up to a room where he could have I.V. removed and get dressed. All the rooms had since been filled since he left there almost three hours before. I wanted to just pull out the I.V. myself at one point.
Now we wait for the scheduler to call us with a new surgery date.
At least they gave us a ticket for free parking.