So … tomorrow morning I head to St. Louis for two days of pre-op testing for my upcoming back surgery in March. The hospital is a well-known teaching hospital. When I went for my initial evaluation last June, trailing the surgeon into the examining room was this:
Well, not THEM exactly, but quite a few sober-faced interns. Immediately my imagination ran away with me and I was transported into a Grey’s Anatomy segment. I actually said, “OMG, I’m on Grey’s Anatomy.” No one even cracked a smile so I’m sure they’d heard it before, and I’m sure they would not have appreciated it if I had asked, “OK, who’s sleeping with who?” So I kept quiet.
My surgeon is a very straightforward and compassionate man, an attractive man … but not quite THIS attractive.
As I go through tests this week – two extremely full days going from one testing office to another – I hope this isn’t their reaction when they see my already battle-scarred back.
My surgery in March will be the subject of a video tutorial because my surgeon decided my case is “interesting.” So I imagine all his interns will want to be on camera along with the doc and me.
Anyway, I have full confidence in my doctor, the staff, all those busy little interns, and the hospital as they work to fix my back as well as it will ever be fixed. Bring it on, docs ….
To Be Continued … in March …