Surgery for a Physical Therapist: Pre-Op & Post-Op interviews.

Surgery for a Physical Therapist: Pre-Op & Post-Op interviews.

 I was so excited that I couldn’t sleep the night before, it’s been a long process to get here. We drove to Methodist West Hospital and checked in. I was really impressed with the hospital, it was very inviting and did not feel like a typical hospital. Here is a picture of the the lobby when we entered the main doors.  By this point in the day I was really hungry… no food since midnight. I had forgotten about this aspect of surgery preparation. Soon we were called back to begin preparation for surgery. First came changing out of my Under Armour and exchanging it for a hospital gown and footies. Here’s some more pictures. Once everything was in place

and we were waiting for the anesthesiologists this is what I was thinking.

Soon after this they came and then I was put on a cart and rolled into the surgery suite. I love the surgery suite since they always have it nice and cool in there. I was then transferred onto the surgery table and positioned. They gave me some more instructions and then started to give me the anesthesia. When I’ve had surgery in the past I always try to stay awake as long as I can. They ask me to start counting backwards from 10 and before I hit eight I was out.

After the surgery, while I was in recovery, Dr. Lynn Nelson, came to talk with Jennifer and this is what he had to say about the surgery.

Stay tuned to see me after surgery and check out how I’m feeling. TS


  1. Travis,
    I have been having kinda the same symptoms with my neck except i get burning in my chest also and fycical activity makes it worse in my upper back neck and chest. Went to emergency room just last week thinking it was a heart attack but they found nothing so now Im thinking i should persue it differenty with my neck problems.I usually Dr in osky so hopefully they can find out something tired of the discomfort and they have never done an MRI yet either.
    Thanks for the blog i find it very interesting.

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