The Patient is fine. She had received a flawed quote of 3 hours estimated surgery time. When we were going over procedures during pre-op this morning, the surgeon informed us that the surgery time would be more like 6 hours, which proved accurate. It meant that I would have to take off to do my show while the surgery was still going on, since they didn’t wheel her into the O.R. until about 1:00 p.m.
When I turned on my cell phone after the show, there was a message from The Patient. She was very groggy but able to relay the basics. No sooner had I listened to the message when my phone rang. It was her, still groggy but calling to let me know that all was well. I’ll see her in the morning and I’ll know more then.
So we’re happy and relieved, and I’ll keep everyone posted on any significant developments.