In the operating room with Dr. Jimenez, thoracic surgeon at Santa Fe de Bogota today. Despite having multiple co-morbidities, the case went well – according to protocols with no intra-operative complications.
In other news, I am sorry to disappoint my readers but I actually declined an opportunity to go to the operating room (gasp!) today. After contacting a surgeon (sorry, folks – not Camilo Prieto) several times over the last two months, I actually met him face-to-face in the operating room. I introduced myself, but he was quite visibly reluctant to talk to me. I brashly asked when I could visit him in the OR (I was hoping to break the ice – and show that I’ve relatively harmless, but I probably came off as obnoxious.)
So, I had the opportunity to try and interview him, and see him operating – and I declined, so as to respect his privacy. While the book is everything to me – it’s a voluntary project. So, my sincerest apologies..