You Probably Don’t Want To Look At These Photos

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!

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 Propofol&#185 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.

&#185 – 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.

13 thoughts on “You Probably Don’t Want To Look At These Photos”

  1. Hey, I liked the photos but then I had the doc take photos of my last surgery, too! Kudos to the surgeon that feels that comfortable with taking pics of his surgery. (He must be that good!!!) Sounds like you are feeling better!

  2. Seems like there was a pig looking out of the incision – did you see the “snout”? Anyway, awesome photos and glad you are doing so much better!

  3. I would liked to have had pics of my open heart bypass surgery. THAT would have been cool. ๐Ÿ™‚ Getting ready to check your pics out….

  4. Geoff, these are great photos! I’m a humble OB nurse, but Ortho cases were always quite fascinating–even more so when done through a scope! So very happy you’re on the mend! My best to Helaine! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. That is quite something, Geoff! My mother had procedures like that done many years ago, but they required opening the skin considerably wider. They had to rely on larger cameras back then too.
    Hope things are continuing to progress. Thoughts and prayers still going your way.

  6. Excellent photos! Now I wish I had photos taken of my surgeries. They really weren’t that bloody, not like a weeping gaping hole….lol I suppose if you’ve worked in the medical field you won’t be upset by the photos. Thanks for sharing a very personal photo album of yourself. Speedy recovery ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Way too cool, Geoffrey! ๐Ÿ™‚ You know which photo made me twinge? Yup…the needle in your arm! dang! Glad you’ve found the relief!

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