X-Rays and Surgery Time Change

I got a call late evening yesterday from the ortho clinic saying they needed me to come in for xrays and pictures and asked when I'd be available. After making my appointment for today, I realized the ortho isn't actually open on Fridays, and they had made a special appointment for me to come in. When I got there today, it was just me and Ashley, one of the OA's I have been working with. She did an xray and then took a few pictures of my full face, profile, smile, and then a few up close teeth shots and I was on my way.

I finally figured out the story with the guy who is having surgery before me. Ashley was sure he was getting both jaws done, and having the same procedures as I am, but with the 3 hour surgery time scheduled for him, before my surgery, I was really confused. WELL, the RN from the hospital called, and my surgery time has been changed to 12:30, instead of 10:30 as it was previously scheduled for. This gives the first patient a few more hours of surgery time, meaning he is having both jaws done as well. Confusion resolved!

I asked the RN if there was any way I could request a single room, or for them to avoid putting me with a roommate, and she told me all of the rooms at that hospital are private rooms. Such a huge relief!


  • Anonymous | May 20, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Oh wow! So glad you are getting a private room! :)

  • Braced Blogger | May 20, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    that's awesome about the room being private! and also good news you get to sleep in haha :-)

  • Terra | May 20, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    That is totally good news with the private room :) I hope all your surgery prep goes well!

  • Rhianna | May 20, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Thats good news about the private room. I am also going private which will be great :) You seem to have had so many more last minute appointments then me. I haven't seen my Surgeon since May 10th, however the lovely ladies at his office are always calling me to give me extra info etc.

    Wow thats kinda crazy that your surgeon is doing two surgeries one straight after the other. Thats such a big responsibility! But I guess there used to doing that and Im sure he will be on top of his game :)

  • Mai | May 22, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    niceee, you get your own suit now thats what im talking about
    ah u no watts funny i think now i no how the guy after me felt wen i bumped his surgery..ee i feel really bad now, if he was anything like u, i should apologize hehe

    i sure hope ur nurses are nice and amazing, u deserve the best

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