Back in the Surgical Saddle

Not all my patients are this happy pre-op! Fatime’ is my first surgical case since returning from furlough.

Surgeons my age always are concerned or at least curious to know after they have been out of the OR  for a few months if they still “have it.”

I am happy to report that during this 1.5 hr case, my hands were steady (no tremor), vision was excellent, reflexes okay, stamina good, brain synapses functioned well, and feet and knees held up well. PTL!

I have a four-hour thyroidectomy scheduled next week. This will be a good test of all the above. I am currently the only surgeon here doing thyroid surgery.

Please continue to pray that the Lord and his servants will help us find another (younger than me) surgeon by January 2019.


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