- Take the dressing off after 3 days.
- Follow-up with the doctor on Friday, July 9.
- Do not drive or operate heavy equipment in the next 24 hours.
- No alcohol for the next 24 hours.
Prior to the surgery, I got a little bit nervous when Dr. Monson mentioned, “Yeah, that thing’s in there really deep. Removing that huge Liposarcoma on your leg was easy given where it was at; this will be a bit more complicated.” Moments later, the Anesthesiologist followed up with the comment, “Wow – that really is an unusual location. Surgery there can really be painful.” All I can say is I’m just glad that I’m the kind of guy that really likes to hear people tell it to me straight! Otherwise, a “panic attack” might have been in order.
Seriously though, this medical team is incredible! I’ve got one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the southeast operating on me, awesome nurses, and an Anesthesiologist (named Heather) who really listened to my history of getting sick after surgery. She described this as PONV (Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting) and told me she had it covered. And sure enough, for the first time I didn’t get sick following surgery! Yeah!
I’ve rented 2 movies and plan to start watching them as soon as I get something to eat. Plus I plan on playing with my new iPhone 4, which was delivered today (perfect timing I might add). I'm such a technogeek!
Thanks to all for your support, comments, emails, etc. You-all are awesome!