Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2020/12/21

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Subject: [Leica] thank you all
From: tmanley at (Tina Manley)
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 10:53:03 -0500
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Wow.  I can't even imagine.  That would be my worst nightmare, to not know
anything or be able to contact a loved one in the hospital.

I hope she will be able to come home soon and that there will be no more

Best wishes and lots of love,


On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 10:38 AM Brian Reid <reid at>

> Bill, thank you for keeping LUGgers informed of my wife's accident and
> thanks to all of you for your good wishes and flower pictures.
> I must spend the day today seeing to the rental of a medical bed, a
> wheelchair, a walker, and other such "durable medical goods" that we
> will need for her convalescence. The layout of this house is such that
> she will need to sleep in the living room while she requires the
> motorized bed.
> I've had family hospitalized before, but this experience was the worst
> because I was completely cut off from her. The hospital would not let me
> in the door, and was not able to provide me with any information about
> her status. No telephone contact, no email, no text messages. Her
> surgery was re-scheduled 3 times, but I was never notified. Brutal.
> I eventually found the location inside the hospital's online
> patient-tracking system in which the doctors filed their notes, and was
> able to follow what was happening by reading those notes. It takes a
> certain amount of determination to read the notes of an orthopedic
> surgeon documenting the use of drills and saws and hammers on your
> unconscious spouse.
> My favorite entry from the surgeon's notes was "Instrument, sponge, and
> needle counts were correct prior to closure and at the conclusion of the
> case." Nothing accidentally left inside.
> About 4 hours after the end of the procedure I was able to talk to
> Victoria on the telephone very briefly, but it was enough to let me
> sleep.
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Tina Manley

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