Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Surgery

Pearl Harbor - December 7, 1941 - 69 years ago.

Surgery!
I am scheduled for hernia repair surgery, tomorrow at 9:30am, Wednesday, December 8th.  This will be a minimally invasive laparoscopic hernia repair [link].  As I understand it, everything goes in thru my belly button, surgery tools and a patch (mesh) to close the tear in my abdominal wall.

I'll be at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, California.  Second time I had surgery there.  First time was a broken hip repair in 1984, the result of a bad bicycle accident.

4PM - Hot tub!
I've just finished putting my "Advance Health Care" directives in the mailbox to send to my designated agents.  Wow!  Sounds so official and legal!

I have be at John Muir Hospital's admitting early tomorrow.  At 7:30am.   Paul Gouveia, my friend from the American Legion is driving me home after surgery.  The hospital will not allow me to drive myself home or take a taxi home.

So, everything is set for my operation.  Time now to take a soak in the hot tub!  Maybe Little Mavicita might take a pic of me out there at the hot tub?  Hmmmmm?.
George at Dave's hot tub!