Thursday, July 9, 2015


Under the circumstances levity is all I have guys.  Buster gets out tomorrow.  Initially she stayed because her wound opened, and today when I spoke with the vet to let him know I was going home, he suggested I take the night to myself and leave Buster an extra day because he has to sedate her tomorrow to change her bandage.

Dr. Jose Alemeda is a liver/organ transplant specialist.  With the exception of them putting me in a sealed recovery room with no button to call the nurse when I woke up screaming, Doctor's Renaissance is the most amazing hospital.  It leaves Valley Baptist, and Valley Regional in the dust.

From the moment you walk in the door to preregister, until check out they are the top of the line.

Four years ago a highly qualified surgeon cut me the long way and as you can see basically left in most of the gallbladder and cystic duct.  This was confusing to all of the radiologists because they had never seen this before.  I have had three surgeons and a lawyer whose opinion I highly value tell me they see no evidence of malpractice by the first surgeon,  I am going with their opinion.  The first surgeon was dealing with a major infection.

This surgeon because he is confident around livers to my and his amazement was not only able to remove the gallbladder, but also the cystic duct.  The primary complaint about laparoscopic surgery is they cannot get to the cystic duct.  But because he is a liver specialist, he was comfortable cutting in and around the liver.

Last time I was in the hospital 7 days.  This time 24 hours after surgery I was heading home.

To the one visitor, it meant more to me than you will ever know.  Thanks -

Tomorrow a post for all the saps who live for the lies.

I haven't missed a beat. 


Anonymous said...

Hope this took care of it and wishing you a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

You 'd man, Bobby! Good luck with recovery for both of you.

Anonymous said...

Get well soon!

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Best wishes. Life's too short not to squeeze as many years possible out of it. Of course, if I'm attached to a machine, inject me with an overdose of morphine. I sent an infant daughter on her trip through eternity with a hospital administered injection. She departed painlessly and quietly. I would have no qualms electing the same path. She didn't reside on earth for long, but in her short life she taught me a life-long lesson. We have an obligation to ourselves and our loved ones to die with dignity.

Michael Cowen said...

I hope you recover quickly and that the surgery was a complete success. I'll keep you in my prayers.

BobbyWC said...

buster is finally home and doung well even with the cone. Tylenol is all i need. just tired. the doctor was funny. he sd no one believe his surgucal notes but he got every thing, especially for a second surgery. the cystic duct is always the challenge. he got it. i showering with no open wounds. just a few punctures

again thanks.

guys pain killers are not your friends. take Tylenol and endure