Saturday, 22 November 2014

Lets play chess ...

Blinded by the light ...

Arriving at the hospital, in the blinding low sunlight, soon accustomed to the fluorescent world within. Its like entering a tunnel by car, the road lights are bright at first, then your eyes get used to the light further in. Or in our case the scramble for the lift.

I am still not sure why in most places, given a button to press to go up, or down. (Panno or Catto in Greek) Aided by an indicator light above, to say where it is going. People get in a lift, occupy a space, press the button in an opposite direction, and get crazy when it goes the other way.

Today's game started on the third floor

Start at logical option. (Where you last left the game) 3rd floor
From 3rd floor they play the Go TO 2nd floor card once more
Slide back down the snake to 2nd floor Tameio.
Pay another €5 at the Tameio, despite only leaving a sample requested, and paid for yesterday
Go back to the third floor, This is Go TO 3rd floor card via the third floor ladder
Deposit sample in the correct office with the 'non customer facing' white coat

Note €5 receipt not inspected by the 'non customer facing' white coat, however we can come back in a week, to find out what is wrong ...

So we have paid €5 for nothing, enforced by the 'customer facing' person behind a bandit screen, so they could point to the corridor, so we could find the right room, and give our plastic bag to someone else ...

Thats when there was a sudden bright light before my sleep deprived eyes ...


SWMBO was in further discomfort, despite seeing a doctor or two yesterday. Her pain, is my pain, as I get to hear a lot about it, but can do very little about it, other than change dressings and give the required inoculations.

So I played the Joker ...

Go to the Fifth floor, This is Go TO 5th floor card via the Fifth floor ladder

There followed a discussion, 'about yesterday' and i said take you €5 paper and demand they take a look - either there or in the directors office ...

Are you coming with me?
No ...
Why?
The chairs are more comfy here, and you will probably be back in a minute ...

Check ...

She said things in another language, One that is probably best that i do not fully understand. But I got the general idea. SWMBO was gone a long time ...

Take the bureaucracy out of the situation, its a very well run hospital. You can see a general warmth and respect for each other by the staff, and for the patients. The building is clean, it could do with a coat of paint, the portraits of the Onassis family are beginning to fade a little.

SWMBO was on the 5th floor, of all people to bump into ...
Dr A, who played the Go TO 2nd floor card yesterday
Dr B, who played the Go TO 3rd floor card yesterday
Both of them together, and not best pleased to see her back again ...

So she let them have a broadside, 

'I saw you both yesterday, and I know you are both busy. But I am back because I know somethings not right, and as you both know, the reason we all met was that I thought something was not right in the first place.

That's why I have had an operation here, and why I know something now is not right, So here is your €5 receipt who is going to tell me what is wrong, or what I should do about it?

Check mate...

The nurses station stood and watched in awe ...

Dr A & Dr B - both in scrubs, took her into the examination room and took a look, then agreed with SWMBO. Thirty minutes and a painful procedure later, we were on our way out of the hospital ...

One hour after that we were reunited with Junior, here in Athens ...

1 comment:

  1. OMG!!! What a bloody nightmare. Deep sympathies to you both. I suppose you really do have to live it to deal with it. Sending good thoughts your way xxx

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