Doctor Gupta had said it would take about an hour on Monday to move things around and reconnect. But knowing that my insides are extremely fascinating, it’s not surprising that it took a little over four hours to compete the operation. I, of course, was in Looking Glass land and sleeping peacefully.
I do find it very comforting to know that Dr. Gupta, along with the resident assisting him on the robot, took their time to look around and tighten things up. Kind of like spring cleaning. The operation was a success, I’m feeling great, and I only spent Monday night in the hospital.
Eileen is now part of my surgical team. I have a couple of stitches that need to stay in place for a few days, and it wasn’t practical to drive to Iowa for a 2 minute procedure. So Eileen volunteered. No, that’s not true. She was like a little kid, “Let me do it! Let me do it!” I don’t know if I’ve ever seen her happier as she consulted with Dr. Gupta about the process. (I think most of you know that Eileen has already been granted access to “off limits” areas so that she could watch as things were “moved” inside me.) Doctor Eileen has me on her schedule for later this afternoon. I’ve been told I won’t feel any pain.
I hope everyone has a happy Memorial Day.