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Monday, March 4, 2013

When Pet Peeves become Assets

One thing Mr. Rogue doesn’t particularly like about me is that sometimes I am a little too picky, a little too pushy or a little too dramatic. I am just very particular and I don’t necessarily take the first no as a no. I see it more as a start to barging, congole so I can get my way. After the 20th no I may listen but in my mind there isn’t anything wrong with a little perseverance.

Today at 9:00 AM I was on the phone, on the phone with doctors, on the phone with specialists, on the phone with hand therapists and everyone in between. I was going to get an appointment with a top hand surgeon, I was going to get that appointment today, and I wasn’t taking no for an answer. Two and a half hours later after a billion people, a million referrals and a trillion questions I managed the impossible. I got him an appointment at a top hand surgeon at Cedars Sinai Hand institute today at 3:00PM. Not tomorrow, not next week but today.

And I have never seen my husband happier than when I picked him up from work to drive him to his appointment. He complimented me on my tenacity, something he normally doesn’t like, and it made me feel like a million bucks.

I feel like I just won.

The hand surgeon was incredible. He did some X-rays of Mr. Rogue’s hand just to make sure there weren’t any bone problems or gouges and then confirmed that Mr. Rogue did indeed need surgery as soon as possible. The doctor said he would move a few things around and give us a time sometime on Thursday for his surgery. Getting a surgery Thursday puts him six days after the accident within our window of 7-10 days.

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Thankfully the surgery will be an outpatient one but it is the first time Mr. Rogue will be put under for an operation and of course he isn’t happy. Hopefully with this surgery and weeks of physical therapy he will be able to gain full use of his thumb. Only time will tell.

1 comment:

paul peggy zeus said...

Sometimes it pays to be persistent.

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