Hammers, Saws, and New Body Parts: Today is Surgery Day!
By the time you read this I’ll be inside a modern hospital—pictured above—that’s complete with all the newfangled gadgets, hammers, saws, and big box store power tools needed to complete a successful hip replacement.
My surgeon is currently standing outside the operating door, smoking a cigar while using a clean water hose to rinse dish detergent suds from his hands.
Prior to being wheeled into the operating room, nurses marked the incision spot with a bright red X and then allowed me time to post this quick message. Then off we went with the tail of my hospital gown flapping in the wake of the steel gurney.
The anesthesiologist promised a turbulence-free flight and I just heard the doctor telling everyone to watch for my nose to light up. If so, he’d remove the Black and Decker drill he’d received as a Christmas gift from his kids, and try again.
Off we go.
See you all when I’m back at home!
All the best Lee. I prayed for a great outcome. — Suzanne
Hope all goes well and your recovery is fast, painless, and permanent!!
Raising prayers for a skilled surgeon and all the operating staff, and a rapid rehab and recovery.
Speedy recovery, Lee.
Best of luck on your recovery, Lee.