Tuesday, July 06, 2010

surgery "foot"age

John's surgery went well. Doctor Lowe and the nurses at St. Mark's are of great help. Thank you thank you a ton!

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 for surgery
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!

surgery shoe
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.

surgery shoe
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!

1 comment:

Fritzi Marie said...

OH, my goodness...
Speedy recovery for sure.

Get well soon.