Saturday, September 17, 2011

"Prediction is difficult, especially about the future." - Yogi Berra

For those curious, the final plan has been laid out in stone. My "Lil Mom" and "Big Sis" arrive tomorrow morning. Monday I go through the pre-surgery MRI and finally get to meet with Dr. Berger. As many of you know, the two main motivators for battling to get Dr. Berger were his clinical trial and his "awake surgery" technique. I learned yesterday that neither of those will apply to me. The explanations I've heard so far make some sense, but I want to hear it from the surgeons mouth. Until then, I need to shake my disappointment. I've also had many people (rightfully) wonder if I'm getting nervous about the upcoming surgery. I need to report to the hospital by 5 am. Up until now, I never even knew that 5 am existed. So am I nervous? Yes! Mostly about having to get up well before 5 am! In fact, for the surgery itself I'm not sure if I'll even need to be anesthetized....

Beyond that, little is known for sure. I don't know what room I'll be in and I don't know how many days I'll be in the hospital. If I'm lucky and it's anything like the last surgery, I'll be released after only a couple of days. Once things settle in, I'll try to get more specific information up to help promote visitation!


  1. Thinking the best of thoughts for Tuesday, Eric.

  2. Waiting to hear what Dr. Berger has to say - not doing trial and wide-awake surgery is real bummer but he has a rep as athlete and fighter so hopefully will give good info.

  3. I'll be thinking about you tomorrow. There's a chance I might even be thinking about you at 5am- that all depends on Loula.