Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Da Vinci Robot

This is the robot and the doctor at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle that performed Jake's surgery.  

Because this kind if surgery is less invasive, healing is faster and pain is reduced.

Jake has been with us since his release from the hospital about 24 hours after coming out of recovery.  He is on pain meds, and is not very active yet, but is moving around pretty well.  The kitty therapy has been helping, along with Mom's home cooking.

He plans to go home today, and will have a check back with the surgeon on Friday.  His restrictions are no lifting over 15 pounds for four weeks, and whatever else his body is telling him.

Modern medicine is amazing, and Jake is very fortunate to have qualified for this medical care.  Because he has been 'under employed ' for three years now, he can afford only the most basic insurance.  He is essentially a charity case.  And let me tell you, he is a strong advocate for universal health care.

So thank you to all of you insured tax payers out there.  My son's surgery is a service you and I have provided.  

Ain't socialized medicine just awful.


  1. I have enjoyed your blog for so long and now I see you are both a Democrat and a supporter of universal health care. I knew it!

  2. yeah, I agree with you, Linda!

  3. I watched this over at Linda's Slower Pace blog. She somehow had this post before I did, and I found it very informative. I think it's great that Jake qualified to have this surgery. I can't think of any better use for my tax dollars. Glad to hear he's doing so well.

  4. So glad to hear he is doing well. Amazing what they can do now. And I'd much prefer my tax dollars go to health care than to war.

  5. I am happy to have some of my tax dollars to help Jake and others...I wish we could do more...glad he is doing so well..interesting video..

  6. I found that video fascinating Linda. I'm glad that Jake is progressing satisfactorily - Dave

  7. Modern medicine is amazing. So glad that all went well. I too am a supporter of universal health care.

  8. Absolutely YES to universal health care. Thank goodness Jake was able to have this surgery done so well. I wish he could stay with you a little longer.


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