Mallory had her cast off at CHEO this morning. Her arm feels a bit tentative and as anyone who’s ever had a cast remembers, the skin on her arm was pretty gross. But she’s happy to be free of the thing. As am I.
But I have to say. I’m a bit bewildered by the protocol.
Our appointment was for 9:50am. They warned us this time was an estimate and to prepare for a two to three hour visit because Fridays are always a zoo. And they were right. We arrived half an hour early and before 10am came round, the kind people in the “Body Shop” as they call it had removed Mallory’s cast. (Mallory did really well – it helped that the technician was female and very gentle). And shortly thereafter Mallory had her xray. Again smooth sailing. Intake people, technician – all great.
And we pretty much knew she was fine. But we waited until 12:15pm for a doctor to tell us that so that we could leave. I get that you’re busy and maybe they think it’s impersonal or medically unsound but an SMS message would have been fine with me. “Mallory’s arm is great. You’re good to go. Follow up Qs? Set up an appointment for whenever”
I would have been okay with that.
Ah well. It’s done.