It has been two weeks since the surgery and I am still having some problems with the veins in my hand after an IV drip. I am not sure if I should worry about it, or if it is just the way things are and I should wait till it passes. I wrote an e-mail to the centre with the description of the problem. I asked them to forward my questions to a doctor or to give me another e-mail address to contact them.
I got an answer. They gave me two telephone numbers I can call.
Sigh. I have been through this before. I don’t feel like a ping-pong game “I don’t talk to the phone, please answer me by e-mail” again. Here is what I had written about this then and had not translated to English yet:
November 17th, 2006. I have asked the people at the centre to contact me by e-mail several times. In case of fire or something I gave them a telephone number to my mother. She has texted me a moment ago: “The lady from the centre calls and asks if you have a hepatitis vaccination”.
Sigh. I understand that the majority of the implant patients are children. But I am not a child anymore and I really prefer to take care of my affairs by myself. I don’t live with my parents and it takes a lot of time for my mother to text everything to me. This question didn’t seem this urgent.
If I were able to talk to the phone, I wouldn’t have decided for this surgery at all.
Then after some exchange of e-mail messages they learned to write me, but as it has turned out, not for long.
The procedure of contacting the hard-of-hearing grown-ups is necessary, we live in an era of Internet and text messages.
I posted this grumbling here in Polish on February 27th and for once a blog grumbling seemed to have some effect! Thanks, siwa. Not only have I got the addresses I have needed, but it seems that the centre is creating some contact procedures at last. We will see.