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Ivy, you are 100000% right. There is no way someone (not a doctor even) can dictate your care plan.
I would call the doctor first and tell him/her that first. Second, after general anesthesia you have to have someone escort you home. Here in the states (not sure where you are) a hospital cannot kick you out. They have to keep you until you are stable. If you are not able to leave, they can't kick you out. I would tell your hospital just that..maybe the laws are the same?
You have to speak up. I know you don't want confrontation. It's hard.
I would be happy to make the call on your behalf. I don't know if I can even do that for you but the offer is there.
I wish you the best of luck.
Way to go Ivy!!! May that good doctor really kick the butts of those nasty doctors!!!
I quickly googled Ronald McDonald House in Australia and found this website that gives links to actually locations (on the right-hand side of the page) http://www.rmhc.org.au/house/default.asp
I suggest you call one of them and ask if they have any suggestions for where you can stay if you need to in the future. If they can't take you in, maybe they will know of a place that will.
I'm praying the good doctor makes a bed happen for you!!
Ivy, I wish I could drive you to the hospital!
They demanded I have someone stay with me the 24 hours following my seton insertion and said legally, if there is noone to take care of me and take me home during this period they would be forced to cancel the surgery.
I can't believe this dr has been so rude. The medical system in Australia seems to unfortunatley allow low-quality drs to practice in our country (case in point: my GI who would not even look at my abscess and sent me home with yet another round of antibiotics, and me ending up in the ER two days later). You just can't take what they say as being right anymore unfortunately.
I hope you find a solution to this problem, I know how hard it can be when you're far away from your loved ones and you don't have the people caring for you that you really want. It is so hard and isolating. I'm glad that dr stood up for you!!