Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Change of plans.

Thank you to the kind-hearted bloggers who left comments on my previous post, wishing Ken good luck next week. We've had a slight change of plans since Thursday. Dr.H booked Ken into a private hospital, despite me telling him we only have basic hospital cover in our health insurance. M, the receptionist, waved my concern aside and said "It will be fine, just ring Aust. Unity to ask them". So the next day I did, and they were very helpful. No, we are not covered for private hospital treatment, and even one day could cost over a thousand dollars with not much rebate. I called the cardiologists rooms and told M to cancel the private hospital, as we can't afford it. She said she would try to book Ken into the Austin (public hospital) but there would probably be a waiting period of several weeks.
She rang me a little while later and said she'd put in the application to the Austin, and they would call me direct, to say when Ken could be admitted.

Later that afternoon, a lady from the Austin phoned me and said they will take Ken next Wednesday. I said "Are you sure? Next week? I thought we'd be waiting for weeks", and she said "You would, but Dr.H said this case is urgent, so we added your husband to his list on Wednesday". Hmmm... you can imagine how that made me feel.


Blogger FredaB said...

Hi Gina

I just read about Ken and am sorry he is going thru this but in the long run it will work for the best. Once they find out exactly what is going on in there then they can treat it accordingly. Will be waiting to hear the results.

Good luck to you both.



Monday, 31 August, 2009  
Blogger Isabelle said...

Oh dear, sorry about all that. Hope all goes well next week and he's a new man!

Monday, 31 August, 2009  
Blogger Shammickite said...

It's a little disconcerting to find out that his case is considered urgent, but great that he can get into the hospital ASAP and get treatment early. Good luck, fingers crossed etc etc.

Tuesday, 01 September, 2009  

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