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Yes, my surgeons actually posed for a picture in the middle of my operation. I expected nothing less.

Tales from the OR

WARNING: This post contains my blood and guts, literally. If you’re squeamish, I recommend skipping this one. What follows is my journey through the operating room at Columbia-Presbyterian on July 18, 2012. Apologies, but I couldn’t help starting off with

Yes, my surgeons actually posed for a picture in the middle of my operation. I expected nothing less.

Tales from the OR

WARNING: This post contains my blood and guts, literally. If you’re squeamish, I recommend skipping this one. What follows is my journey through the operating room at Columbia-Presbyterian on July 18, 2012. Apologies, but I couldn’t help starting off with

Embarking on said kick-ass lap. Please disregard ICU hair. ;)

Hospital Update #5: The Kick-ass Lap

“Am I just making shit up?” That’s Summer’s sentence. Twice today she has given us a sentence that had no basis in current time or space. Then she has paused and said….”I’m making shit up, aren’t I?” This is the

Embarking on said kick-ass lap. Please disregard ICU hair. ;)

Hospital Update #5: The Kick-ass Lap

“Am I just making shit up?” That’s Summer’s sentence. Twice today she has given us a sentence that had no basis in current time or space. Then she has paused and said….”I’m making shit up, aren’t I?” This is the

LaToya was my ICU savior.

Hospital Update #4: A long day, and improvement

Finally the pain has been tackled with Dilaudid and Summer has achieved a more comfortable situation, having brought the pain under control. Today our nurse was LaToya and what a great lovely character she was. Always a smile, always concern,

LaToya was my ICU savior.

Hospital Update #4: A long day, and improvement

Finally the pain has been tackled with Dilaudid and Summer has achieved a more comfortable situation, having brought the pain under control. Today our nurse was LaToya and what a great lovely character she was. Always a smile, always concern,

The last thing I saw before waking up in the ICU.

Hospital Update #1: Perfect!

Summer went into surgery about 7:45am this morning and was out at 1:15pm. The area where people are prepped for surgery was crazy loud, which was a bit distracting and therefore good. The anesthesiologist came by, and Summer’s surgeon, Dr.

The last thing I saw before waking up in the ICU.

Hospital Update #1: Perfect!

Summer went into surgery about 7:45am this morning and was out at 1:15pm. The area where people are prepped for surgery was crazy loud, which was a bit distracting and therefore good. The anesthesiologist came by, and Summer’s surgeon, Dr.

My surgeon, the go-to expert

I just discovered my surgeon was a guest on The Rachel Maddow Show to explain Vice President Dick Cheney’s heart surgery back in 2010 (he comes in at ~3:00). I think I should make a pitch to Rachel to have

My surgeon, the go-to expert

I just discovered my surgeon was a guest on The Rachel Maddow Show to explain Vice President Dick Cheney’s heart surgery back in 2010 (he comes in at ~3:00). I think I should make a pitch to Rachel to have

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The Surgeons

Discovered this book on Tuesday, bought it on Thursday, half way through it already. It’s literally about the cardiac center at Columbia-Presbyterian where I will be “summering”. And my surgeon is even in it (as a first year attending). This

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The Surgeons

Discovered this book on Tuesday, bought it on Thursday, half way through it already. It’s literally about the cardiac center at Columbia-Presbyterian where I will be “summering”. And my surgeon is even in it (as a first year attending). This

Watch and learn

My doctor can explain things so much better than I can.

Watch and learn

My doctor can explain things so much better than I can.