This post is a little overdue since I was out of town for a few days.. I missed the 115 degree temps and I missed Mexicali too..
Usually, I go to surgery after I’ve spoken to the surgeon, and talked to them for a while but in this case – I had heard of Dr. Juzaino (after all – he practices at Hospital General de Mexicali) but couldn’t find a way to contact him – he’s not in the yellow pages, and no one seemed to have his number..
So I just hung out and waited for him when I saw his name on the surgery schedule. He was supernice, and invited me to stay and watch his femoral – popliteal bypass surgery. Case went beautifully – leg fully revascularized at the end of the case. Patient was awake during the case but appeared very comfortable.
There was a beautiful intern in the surgery – her face was just luminous so I couldn’t resist taking a picture. Unfortunately, I didn’t get her name, and no one recognizes her because of the mask – so I am hoping some one from the OR recognizes her here.. I’d like to send her a copy of the picture.. (and get permission to post it..)
Saw Lupita Dominguez – who in the role of nursing instructor that day. She is always so delightful – I need to get a picture of her with out the mask so all of you can see her -besides being an outstanding nurse, and nursing instructor, she is just the friendliest, sweetest person with cute freckles to boot.. (I am very envious of people with freckles..)
On another note entirely, here’s some more information about the ethical implications of transplant tourism for my interested readers as follow up to my Examiner.com article. It’s a video of lectures by one of the leading ethicists and transplant surgeons, Dr. Delmonico.. (yes, like the steak.)