Thursday, 23 September 2010
Email received from Dr Gu
"Further to my consultation last week with you last week, I have had the chance to speak to the anaesthetist. He feels that a spinal tap would be possible with you lying on your side. I am aware that the most important aspect is to ensure adequate pain relief, and understand your fears of not being able to communicate any pain issue across. If you are agreeable to go ahead with the procedure as explained in clinic, I will list you to come in due course. I will liase with the chest doctors so that you can be admitted to the chest ward for optimisation. You'll be in hospital for a few days. Please let me know if you would like to go ahead with the Suprapubic Catheter insertion."