A Routine Procedure

Julia: Aren’t you nervous about your Surgery next week?

Hugh: No, it’s a Routine procedure. I don’t even need To be admitted overnight.

Julia: But aren’t you going under General anesthesia? It’s not the same as Local anesthesia, you know.

Hugh: Yes, I know. This is an Out-patient procedure. If the doctors don’t think I can go home the same day, they’ll just Keep me under observation.

Julia: All the same, there may be Complications.

Hugh: It’s supposed to be a Low-risk procedure. If there are Post-op problems, I’m sure the doctors will take good care of me.

Julia: But what if they Release you too early from the hospital. I’ve heard that these days doctors are under pressure to Free up beds as soon as possible.

Hugh: It’s true that I may be Impaired after the procedure, but my daughter will be there and I trust her Judgment. I’m sure she’ll make sure I’m fine to go home before I’m Discharged.

Julia: But what if…?

Hugh: Don’t worry. Nothing bad is going to happen. If it does, you can say, “I told you so.”