Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Fear and confusion
Last week we found out that a friend of ours is sick. He has had a chronic problem for a long time, but recently there was some acute problem. He has been in ICU for 2-3 weeks and they are looking to move him to a new room tomorrow. We haven't seen these people in a while as they had moved away a few years ago and we fell out of touch. It was only lucky timing that H tried to contact the wife recently and we found out about the husband's health. They have moved back here as we have some really good hospitals in the area for his treatment and her field is also medical in nature.
We have our appointment tomorrow in the city and since he is in a hospital nearby, we asked if we could visit. It sounds like he is much improved which is great, so we are going to try to have lunch with the wife tomorrow and see him after lunch for a bit. We communicated a little today to set up tomorrow and I knew that she has a job at the hospital my clinic is a part of, but it is a huge hospital so I didn't really think much of it.
Today she tells me that she is in the same building that we will be going to, and then I remember her focus. Ultrasounds. I don't really remember many of the specific details, but I do remember that her last company was making ultrasound machines. Obviously I hadn't really intended to discuss our IF issues with these people. They are our friends but as I said, ones we are not very close with. I don't know how much information she will have access to, but she will certainly be able to see what we are coming in for.
Now I am in a bit of a panic. We are going to be in her area of expertise and see her 20 minutes after we have our US and speak with the nurse.