Greetings from the hospital

Surgery was yesterday and apparently went exactly as planned. No need to slice me open, just four incisions and the robot did its thing. A few dissolving sutures covered in giant globs of cyanoacrylate (super glue). There is a bit of pain when I move but I think that’s to be expected.

My mom has been a great help. We drove around Forest Park the other day getting her used to driving a manual transmission again; she had to stop in the early ‘90s because of a skiing accident, but had a knee replacement back in 2017. We went out for a few nice meals when I could still eat and spent the day at the Missouri Botanical Garden (she’s a California Master Gardener).

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I wish she could see the area in any other season, but winter is when I got sick, so winter it is. The weather has cooperated and it’s been in the 50s and 60s, not far from what they’re experiencing back home in Laguna (minus the rains they’re getting). It may snow here during her visit which will be a new experience.

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They will probably remove the Foley today, which means I’ll have to get out of bed and walk. This sounds like a pretty good sign for just 24 hours after a major surgery. Very little was given in the way of opioid pain killers, with most of that being handled by IV forms of Tylenol (acetaminophen) (sp?) and ibuprofen.

Doctors coming in. More to follow...

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