TIPS Procedure rescheduled

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 1/8/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,  Just wanted you all to know that due to scheduling conflicts my husband's TIPS procedure has been moved from January 12 to January 14.  It seems they have scheduled too many for that day.  They called us Tuesday afternoon to let us know.  The appointment was made about a month ago.  You think they would have realized their error sooner.  How is a person supposed to prepare?  I had already requested off work January 12-13.  Luckily my employers are very understanding people and had no problem with me switching days.  What do people do that aren't so fortunate?  It would be nice if our time was as important as the doctor's and hospitals.  But I guess there are alot of unexpected things that come up when it comes to health care.  I'll update you all after the procedure.
There is always hope!

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 1/8/2009 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   

Butterfly, sorry for the delay.  I agree that they shouldn't have overbooked, but that does happen sometimes.  I might have asked if there was someone else that could be moved to the 14th, as you had already gotten work approval for time off.  However, I am glad that it's only a 2-day delay.

Thanks for letting us know of this development!  Hang in there!

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Pink Grandma
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 2445
   Posted 1/10/2009 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Butterfly,  It's very frustrating when things do not happen as planned.   But at least it not a long wait.   I think the waiting is the hardest part.    With any thing with the healthcare of a liver disease patient it is a......." hurry up and wait" fact of life.  I do understand your feelings dealing with it though. 

We all will be thinking of your husband on the 14th for a successful procedure.........

Thoughts and prayers........

Pink Grandma
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