Pre-op

We were up before 0430 this morning.  Don wanted to be able to have something to drink before the 0500 cut off for his 0700 surgery appointment.  Since we were up, we left the house at 0545.  The trip was a breeze compared to the trip 2 weeks ago with the 2 hour traffic jam!

Once we got there in plenty of time for his 0700 check in time, I realized his actual surgery wasn’t until 0830.  But there was a fair bit of prep to do before he was rolled to the operating suite.  This was his second cataract surgery so we knew the drill.

I sketched him as he waited in pre-op.  He’s listening to a pod-cast on his Nexus 7 tablet.

The colored sheet was given to me as a way to track him through the procedure.  I was with him during pre-op.  They had a clever system with an electronic “bingo board” which indicated by the number and the color where he was in the process. For privacy, the number relates to nothing real). Before I knew it, he was in recover and they called me back in about 0915.  All seems to have gone fine.

We were home just after 1000.  He went back to bed for a nap and to sleep off the anesthesia!

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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