Days to Avoid Surgery

I learned the hard way to avoid Friday surgeries. It had nothing to do with mortality (obviously). It had everything to do with pain management. My post-surgical pain was intense (very, very intense), but I was unable to reach my surgeon on Saturday. For that reason alone (the unavailability of medical professionals on weekends), I will do my best to avoid having any surgery on a Friday. But there’s more. And the more is potentially far more serious. Continue reading