Healthcare from a patient’s view

December 31, 2013 time

Surgery is over! It’s New Year’s Eve and its time to dance; its all downhill, right?  WRONG! After discharge fom the hospital, I was moved to a rehab facility. Everything was different.  For one thing The doctor had ordered that all patientwparticipate in physical therapy two times a day, each session lasting 1 to 1 1/2 hours.Then it hit me; I am no longer the health-practioner giving or vs\vrrying out the otfrtd. the patient. Not the nurse who carries out the orders but I’m now on the other end of the stick.t home, 13:0 PM was bedtime, but there  days I was in the sack, and asleep by 7:00pm,   The doctor had ordered that we all participate in physical therapy two times a day, each session lasting 1 to 1 1/2 hours.Then it hit me; I am no longer the health-practioner giving or vs\vrrying out the otfrtd. the patient. Not the nurse who carries out the orders but I’m now on the other end of the stick.

Now, I’m not the nurse who carries out the orders rather I’m the patient who has the orders carried out on meI don’tcarry out orders, tjy se creed pit pn mr, ,  In one sense it gave me a leg up over other patients because it was easier for rme to understand what the physicians and nurse practioners and nurses were saying. It was sort-of hard for them to pull

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