top of page

Jan 13-15, 2024

Jan 13

Restful Saturday

Chase sick so didn't go to Raleigh - missed his second basketball game

Caught up stuff around the house - dishes, laundry, cleaning, etc

Watched some football

Ellie had her horse show - finished 3rd and 5th

Jan 14

Back to Calvary West - Chase was being difficult most of the service - tough to enjoy - but great sermon on marriage

Cooked Burrito bowl from Hello Fresh - it was fairly good - but Mandy has made better - we both agreed with that -- kids loved it and it was easy - so there is that

Jan 15

Assisted with L3/4 decompression - decompressions are largely divided into laminectomy (must be done) +/- discectomy -- we did work to remove part of the medial facet joint which is also a mainstay in this procedure -- took about an hour and 20-30 min -- usually send pt's home from recovery - our pt today had trouble with OSA and would obstruct when laying flat so we kept him to observe overnight

Prep: Chlorhexadine, Towel dry, Alchol wipes, towel dry, then snap handle brush of Chlorhexadine - wide -- inside to outside direction

During the procedure there was some retraction, suction of smoke, lots of sponge work after use of Rongeur and Kerrosin --

Close - deep 3 sutures - Superficial closure - left to put in orders

Came home - ran 2 miles

Ate Jambalaya -- hard for me to tell the difference b/w this and Shrimp creole :

The trinity as it relates to these two is celery, onions, green pepper

Insurance called yesterday - by my calculations:





-2500 deductible

-4323.99 already paid

7283.28 -- amount due to me

First race back on NR2K3 w/ dad - fun race - Pikes Peak Start 19 Finished 16

4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Jan 18-21, 2024

Jan 18 - Thursday: On call starting tmr Jan 19 - Friday Stella spends night Will spends night On call - tired Jan 20 - Sat At hospital until about 2 - census around 27 - had to see 7 NCSU loses to VT

Jan. 16-17, 2024

Jan 16 Revision case - difficult revision #3 out of the 3 I've been in - quite bloody - had to put in drain Decompression took quite some time - lots and lots of use of the K's and R's and sponge work

Jan 11-12

Jan 11 First day own my on at work without Sarah - she's in Colorado hopefully having an enjoyable time Assisted with ACDF / C5 corpectomy and partial C6 corpectomy -- great results from pt perspectiv


bottom of page