Does This Drive You Nuts?
Show of hands... how many of you have ever sat in the operating room waiting room waiting nervously for someone you know and love to come out of surgery? All of you, right? And how many of you got more and more anxious when the time the doctor said it would take comes and goes with no word on the patient? Again, nearly everyone!
Yesterday, my son had surgery, which we were told would take 1.5 to 2 hours. They took him in a 2 PM yesterday afternoon. At 5:45, we were a bit panicky. The doctor finally came out at 6:30 to tell us that everything went fine.
I don't know why they do this to us. If it's going to take 4 hours, please tell us 4 hours! I just think it's cruel to leave family members/friends hanging for that extra time, wondering "What's wrong?"