Let Hawaii Work: Jeffrey Wood’s story

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I was supposed to receive seven total procedures, including neck and back surgery, a sacroiliac SI joint fusion, and various radiofrequency ablations, all requiring two visits for same-day surgery at The Queen’s Medical Center.

Because of the coronavirus lockdown, my same-day surgery procedures were postponed three months. This completely disabled me with extreme levels of pain.

In April, other medical matters arose, including skin cancer requiring surgery. The delays have let it spread.

It is taking months now trying to catch up on essential medical care. The lockdown is refusing my doctors and nurses the opportunity to honor their Hippocratic oath. Everything in my life is negatively affected, including the damages done to my doctors, techs and nurses, who are all struggling now to treat me and others.

Jeffrey Wood
Kapolei, Oahu

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