A 76 year old man who lives alone – goes in hospital on a Wednesday to have open heart surgery and is sent home to an empty house on the Saturday – without careers or any other help organised. I don’t get it.
The trouble is 76 year old Bob (aka Deaf Bob) is as tough as old boots. He is an inspiration to us all – still staying at the beach in his camper van – kite buggying, land yachting, and cycling. Bob is also an engineer and is always busy constructing in his packed garage. We all hope to enjoy a life as active as Bob, when we are that age – particularly after all that he has been through.
I made this video about Bob after he made a special type of buggy because I jokingly superimposed (really badly) photo of Bob on a picture. (Red and white – Bob’s colours.)Yes, that is me in it. Ha! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ac69B2PQ20&feature=channel_page
Nevertheless, just 3 days after heart bypass surgery baffled Bob is released from hospital, he is incredibly sore from the operation and feeling groggy and confused. He can’t lift more than 5lbs, he can’t drive for 6 weeks, the food he has in the house won’t last long – he has no one to cook for him. How can they do this? Do they not look into backgrounds? Bob would never ask for help, but for goodness sake they can see his age and the fact that he is a widower. I don’t get it
Lets see what the National Health Service website says…..
Your stay in hospital will usually be for at least seven days. However, this may be longer if the doctors wish to monitor your condition closely.
Fortunately, Bob is making a great recovery due to the fact that he has a great network of friends and is “Bob the unstoppable”, but what about our other, chronologically gifted people that are also released under these circumstances. How do they manage? I don’t get it, do you?