The surgery was scheduled as the first operation of the day at the surgery center. We arrived at the center at 6:30am, and John went into surgery at around 7:30am.
IV in before the surgery.
I waited outside while John was under. A nice nurse offered me coffee and cookies. I almost finished "Ambling to a Wayward Beat" (in Mandarin Chinese) by one of my favorite authors, Xuan Liu, during the surgery.
After about 45 minutes Dr. Lowe came out and talked to me, and a little bit after that I was allowed back to the recovery room to see John.
John looked sleepy, but he was still trying to say funny things (!) and the nurse seemed entertained, too!
From what I understood, the doctor cut open John's big toe, shaved off a small section of the bone, and then stuck a titanium screw in the bone. Ahhh!
Swollen foot in the surgery shoe.
One of the first things John said to me in the recovery room was, "Can you take a picture of my foot?" Umm. Sure, and hence these "foot"age.
The surgery shoe, and one of John's regular shoe.
John's doing well! He still needs to elevate his foot most of the time, but he is able to walk a little bit for 10 minutes or so at a time now.
Hope he has a speedy recovery!