It’s 6:30am, actually a sleep-in day for me because when I’m working (driving) for the county I’m up at 4am.
We assumed surgery would be scheduled early just like in the past for my rotator cuff surgery and the left hip, but when they called Friday they told me to arrive at 11am.
So here I sit.. no breakfast.. no coffee.. in fact nothing by mouth since 6pm last night per their instructions. It’ll be 20 hours or so by the time I’m out of surgery and in post-op.
That’s ok, although my stomach will be grumbling and my mouth will be like sandpaper … I’ll eventually have a good hip with great rotation and no pain to look forward to.
I’m ready to get this over. I’ve got my cane, I’ve got my walker, I’ve even got the elevated toilet seat with grab bars to help me as I recuperate.
Just last week we had the old cast iron porcelain painted bathtub pulled out and replaced with a nice new walk-in shower.
In the title of this post I mentioned the robot. If you’re curious how this works, take a look at the video below. It’s really fascinating how this thing works along with the doctor.
That’s all for now … more later
5 thoughts on “Going under the knife (and robot)”
Wow. Amazing. Best wishes for good or better than new!
Day five of recovery, bandages come off today and PT starts Tuesday..looking forward to continued improvement every day is better than the last. Thanks Ron.. best to you and Judy
Hope all goes well, Herb, and wishing you a speedy recovery. Kathy, hope all is well with you and hope Herb is not too crabby as he’s recovering…lol
Prayers for a smooth and successful surgery and a speedy recovery. You guys take care 🙏🏻