That view is the courtyard by the cafeteria at OSU Medical Center East in Columbus.
My mom is in surgery right now, having a very large hernia in her abdomen repaired. She’s had this thing for about fourteen years! After a colonoscopy proved problematic, a specialist told her she had to get it fixed because, the way things were, a thorough colonoscopy was impossible.
As a cancer survivor, it is important for her to have them. Plus the thing is just plain huge. She’s been very fearful and aggitated about it these weeks leading up to today. I know she’ll feel so much better once she heals up.
Funny story….On the way here, Howie and I smelled this nasty smell in the car. We came to the conclusion that it was dad’s breath. This was confirmed when mom said his dilantin (sp) makes his breath terrible for about an hour after he takes it. The smell was unreal…like poop! I had to crack the windows.
Howie had to go to work, so headed back to town. He called a half hour later and said, “I kept smelling that awful smell all the way home. When I stopped to buy gas and got back in the car, it still stank so I looked in back. Well, you were right. It WAS dog poop!” I knew it…No breath could be that bad! Mom’s shoes were the culprit! Glad they’re Crocs and easy to clean! LOL
She will get a kick out of that. None of us got to go back and wish her well first – kind of odd. So the story will have to wait.
We don’t know how long to count on it taking today . Dr. Juan just told her he wouldn’t know until he got in there. It may be quite involved. I’ll try to update when I know more.
UPDATE at 11:30am – Well, she’s in recovery! The surgeon said there were three hernias that he combined into one. He put a patch over that. Because her abdominal wall was weakened, he put another, larger patch up higher to reinforce it.
She’ll be in recovery a for a couple hours. He said she could go home tomorrow, possibly. It depends on what she wants and how she feels. She wants to go home, he said.
The main concern is the coumadin. The family doctor wants her right back on it because of her propensity to make clots. The hospital would prefer she wait a bit. Aagh. Please pray for all to heal well with her on it. What a pickle!
At any rate, that’s the update!