I am about to post some photos you don’t want to see! Seriously, there will be a link at the end of this entry. Think twice before clicking. The photos are from last Friday’s surgery.
I know, most people don’t have photos of surgical instruments repairing their back. You just haven’t asked!
I broached the subject with my surgeon in his office. I reminded him as I was waiting for the Propofol¹ to kick in. I came home with a CD!
As I understand it my surgery was performed within a hollow tube inserted in my back. The hole is a little larger than a quarter.
It’s meticulous surgery requiring great skill and care in a critical area related to nearly all human movement. And you think your job has pressure!
Anyway, the photos are bloody and gross so click at your own peril.
¹ – Propofol is a short-acting, intravenously administered hypnotic agent used to put patients ‘under’ for surgery. It was Michael Jackson’s sleep inducer of choice.