Friday, May 27, 2011

Sitting in a Surgery Waiting Room

My wife is having shoulder bone spur surgery this morning at St. Luke's in downtown Boise.  An interesting aspect of this is that there are monitors around the waiting room much like an airport that show each patient's status: time in Pre-Op; time in the operating room, time in the recovery room.  The names are abbreviated enough that you can figure out who they are--if you know who they are--but are sufficiently shortened to not injure anyone's privacy.  As an example, my wife's name has been turned into Cr..r,R.


  1. The surgery went well. My wife is in some pain, of course, but the worst fears of the surgeon were not found.