FOLLOW UP WITH RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON
Today I followed up with Nicole, the PA in Dr. Spiegel’s office. First, let me say, she is a GEM of a person. Both Ken and I feel entirely impressed, once again. We all know the plethora of personalities in the medical community; doctors, PA’s and nurse practicioners, obviously, having the most impact on your interpretation of your own wellness. Nicole is the perfect combination of high intellect, positive, realistic, compassionate, curious, attentive and engaged. The patients of that practice get a lot more than average. It’s a pretty neat feeling. After reviewing the record Ken has been keeping of the drainage amounts, she removed two of the four drains. Hopefully, the other two will come out at my next appointment in ten days. I have about 250 stitches. It appears a small section on the left side is not healing exactly as they’d like. She removed something from that area and placed a thick layer of gauze. She will look at that again in ten days as well. Also, a strange rash popped up suddenly on my left arm while we there, as well as my shoulders. She marked this with a marker and if it gets bigger, we’ll need to call the office right away. That’s it for now. Mostly good stuff.