Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Today's the Day!
It's finally time for this journey to end. We arrived at the hospital and checked in at 10:00AM. CJ's surgery was scheduled for 11:30. They did the usual height/weight/BP stuff, then they took us to pre-op where we met with the anesthesiologist, had the IV put in, and saw the surgeon. CJ reiterated to just about everyone that he wanted to keep the bar...looks like that is going to happen. LOL!
Thankfully, things were running fairly on schedule, and they took him back just after 11:30. The procedure should take about 30-45 minutes. There is a possibility that some bone has grown around the bar. If that is the case, it may take a little longer, because they will need to chisel around the bar to get it out. Overall, though, it's a fairly simple procedure of straightening the bar, and pulling it out.