Monday, September 27, 2010

27th - Surgeons & rock music

Special thanks today to our fantastic neighbor, Bridget Ruller, who came to our house at the crack of dawn to help with our 2 children (our daughter Peyton - 5 and our son Cooper - 3).

Stuart and I drove to Carolinas Medical Center at 6:30 AM for an 8 AM bronchoscopy with Dr. Davis and Jaspal Singh, MD, MHA.  Dr. Singh is a very good surgeon, has a decent sense of humor and loves to work while listening to classic rock music.

The procedure itself was not bad at all from my point of view.  It is done under mild to moderate sedation, which makes sense when someone is going to put a tube, camera and instrument set down your throat.  Dr. Davis mentioned prior to the procedure that the sedative worked on the same receptors as red wine, which is another of my true loves.  Suffice it to say that they used all the sedative they had on hand and still had to wrap up early when I started to wake up and 'get involved'.  They did accomplish the point of the procedure however, which was to obtain some tissue from one of my lymph nodes to send for biopsy.

 
A picture of a surgeon (certainly not Dr. Singh) performing a bronchoscopy (that is not my nose).