Surgery was a raging success. It was smaller than they thought, the took out less tissue than they thought, and stitched him up nicely. More on that later.
Recovery has been slow but proceeding. After a difficult first night, pain management is more under control, (Yeah Fentanyl! Yeah Dilaudid!) and Artur is sleeping peacefully. He's just gone off a clear fluid diet, in which I had to explain to him the American concept of Jello(tm), to a regular diet. He is taking visitors, and complaining that he hasn't figured out how to get a room upgrade at CPMC. The new theory is that he'll be going home Monday, which is more than the three days originally projected. Today has mostly been sleeping, tomorrow hopefully he'll be up and about, and probably on the net himself.
Please send flowers, cards, caviar, or crates of fois gras to:
C/O CPMC RM 442
2333 Buchanan St (x Clay)
San Francisco, CA
hospital phone is 415-600-6000