I go in the hospital tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. The surgery is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. I wanted the early spot to ensure that the doctor would be fresh and alert.
Friday, Mark talked to the doctor to finalize some paperwork and ask more questions. The doctor informed him that the surgeon that invented this procedure and taught our doctor is flying in from Brazil to assist in my surgery. The amazing part is that he is coming as a favor to my doctor and is doing it all pro bono. The doc told Mark that since I need two levels replaced instead of one, he feels better having his mentor along for the ride. I must say that I feel better also. Eddie Orrellana a local doctor and brother who is on the Liaison Committee will also be present in the operating room He is doing this as a favor to help me feel easier and just in case an issue with the blood should arise. The chances of that are slim since this is not a bloody procedure. But, it is nice to have that peace of mind. Jehovah is really looking after us and we can see His hand in so much that has happened.
We will keep you updated on my progress. I'll write again as soon as the doctor gives me the okay.