Today, I was warmly invited to join the nursing staff at ward 10 for Christmas Buffet Lunch! It was a nice treat as I sat and ate with my anesthesiologist and nursing team. Dy Director of Nursing Doris Tchen played the perfect hostess, helping me with food and plying food on my plate.
I was introduced to the new incoming CEO Dr Vincent Chia of GEH. Last year, I was also in GEH and I was also included in their Christmas party. Catered by Chef Kenten, I enjoyed the salads, roast ham and a soft fluffy croissant like pastry with custard filling that was not sweet but tasty!
I met other doctors who were also invited to the event and they all warmly greeted me. It is nice to treated like a member of their ‘family’ and being a part of their festive fete! I am blessed to share their care, joy, love and concern.
True, it can be said that I am a patient but hey! They need not be. I enjoyed myself today 🙂
Tomorrow I go under the knife. No one knows how long my surgery will take. They are tossing between 5-7 hours but finally both my surgeons decided not to assign a time. As far as the operating theatre was concerned, they booked it for 9 hours! ;-(
I told my two surgeons not to play ‘scissors, paper or stone’ tomorrow in the operating theatre! And behave ha ha 🙂
Trust me to joke about it! But hey, what else can I do. My anesthesiologist has assured me that despite being under GA for more than 5 hours, my grey cells would not be terribly affected. I moaned that memory is wafty whenever I get out of GA.
I will wake up in ICU tomorrow evening and hope Zhang Yan will care for me there. She is very kind and careful.
I was also taught how to use a self administered pain killer through a measured device for dosage. I certainly hope that I can take the post operation syndrome and not have to take these narcotic drugs!
Hmm…I wonder if I can snooze soundly tonight….