Tomorrow, I have a hospital preparation appointment to establish that May is well enough to go on the waiting list for hip surgery. At the meeting, I can ask questions and – since I was blindsided at the last meeting – I now have about 1,000 questions I want to ask, ranging from How will May survive the surgery? all the way to How will I survive a week living the hospital without Wi-Fi?
I’m not sure what is relevant to ask at this point. I imagine there are probably people reading this though who have had hip surgery themselves, or a child who has had major surgery, or perhaps are a doctor – any number of people read this blog who might have a good idea of the kind of questions I should be asking at this point.
May is a little girl; she is only 3 1/3. Her cognitive abilities are very low. Her physical abilities are very low. How will surgery change that? I don’t know. For good – one hopes. But, perhaps for bad as well and I want to do everything I can to avoid that.
What should I ask tomorrow regarding May’s surgery?
*** UPDATE ***
Thank you very much to everyone who gave me ideas to take in with me today. I felt far more informed. It was like a revision session with an exemplary study partner! If I received an answer that relates to your comment I will endeavor to put something below as a reply.