Pam is home!
It was a long week. The surgery was well done, and the nurses were kind and attentive, but the information we received was terrible. The doctor visited once after the surgery (and Pam doesn't even remember the visit because she coming off of general anesthesia) and not again un til the last day. Pam had many questions during the week, but the nurses couldn't answer them ("Wait for the doctor," they'd say). The doctor didn't have answers either... questions about devices to help in the home, follow-up care, who to contact to arrange for further assistance, etc. It was funny, too, how about half the hospital employees didn't speak English, and several people I spoke too were annoyed that I didn't speak Norwegian. So, it's good to have Pam home, but there are many things about the system that are still a mystery to us.