I received notice from the orthopedic surgeon’s office last Friday that I was to stop taking aspirin two weeks before the procedure.0
Yes, I received that notice four days before the procedure.
Mistakes happen and messages are not always sent in a timely fashion; I have been on both sides of this. As it turns out, the surgicenter where the rescheduled surgery will take place will cost me a fraction of what the hospital was charging, so waiting a week is a good thing.
The postponement has also allowed me to work much more this week than I had expected. Since I was away from the office all week last week for PSYM, It has been a good week.
As I think about the consequences of the miscommunication of the orthopedic office, I cannot help but think about the potential issues and consequences that may happen when I miscommunicate.
This brings some clarity for me to the words of Jesus in Matthew 18:6:
But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
As the sarge always said on Hill Street Blues, “Let’s be careful out there!”