Re: Surgery Out of Town - How Long to Fly Home
Thanks, very good to hear from you again. Really.
The doc said it will depend on how things look. The range was wide. I thought I would ask folks here because it seems that the advice of surgeons can be somewhat cavalier. I really want to be careful, but reasonable (I will be away from my wife and kids), as I can't afford to do this more than once - for a number of reasons.
I chose Chicago because I have a friend who lives there (3 days a week), and because I found a surgeon whom I thought had good credentials and experience. His name is Dr Frank Phillips, and he practices at the Rush Orthopedic clinic. Nevertheless, I must admit that selecting a surgeon is an unfamiliar art for me, so I hope that brother Google delivered the goods I need.
I thought long and hard about Buffalo, but the time to travel home would be three hours to drive, versus an hour and half to fly to Chicago.
The cost of the adventure is forecast to be less than I had feared, perhaps in part because it is being done on an outpatient basis. In any event, I'm pleased with this part at least.
I have become unexpectedly nervous about the surgery over the past two days. I'm obviously anticipating relief, but I'm praying that it doesn't leave me worse off...