Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Yesterday my father had surgery to remove his gall bladder. He'd been feeling sick for a long time and finally went to the doctor about it a couple of weeks ago. They discovered a 4 cm (about 1.5 inches) gall stone and scheduled surgery. He is doing okay but is in pain today. Even with the less invasive laproscopic techniques they haven't figured out how to do completely painless surgery. But it is kind of amazing that they do this now, on an outpatient basis, what used to put people in the hospital for a week. The surgeon told us that in addition to the large stone there were several smaller ones too. My dad will probably be feeling much better within a week. And his 70th birthday is this Friday.