Day 1457

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Alice's hip surgery was this morning at 9:45 a.m.  We arrived at the medical facility around 8, checked in, and Alice was prepped and ready to go.  I hung out with her in the staging area until 9:45 when a nurse escorted her to her anesthesiologist.  I spent the next three hours on California and Divisidero and Fillmore, eating at cafes, wandering through bookstores, hanging out at Starbuck's.  I bought a Reading Financial Reports for Dummies book (3rd edition) and reading another chapter from The Guns of August.  At 1:30, Dr. Chan called and said Alice's procedure went well.  There was a small piece of loose cartilage inside the hip area that was unexpected, so it was removed along with filing down the bony area where the lathram tear was.  Alice was very groggy when I saw her again.  I drove her home and put her to bed.  We had rack of lamb, corn and rice for dinner.  She went to sleep around 10.  It will take a good two weeks for her to recover.  She's getting used to her crutches.  It will be hard for her to stay in bed for an extended period of time.

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