Surgery

Where have I been? I had surgery on Monday, a radical prostatectomy for cancer diagnosed in April. Yeah, I’ve had a lot on my mind. The surgery, performed by Dr. William R. Morgan, went textbook perfect, and I’m recovering nicely at home after spending two nights at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond. I’m sure some character in a future novel will get to sport a catheter for a while, a most interesting device… The nurses were absolutely fantastic—Sue, Vernon, Rhonda, Kamari, and Shawnta—angels all. I can’t say enough about the excellent, compassionate care I received. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

6 thoughts on “Surgery

  1. Good to hear you’re back and fighting (and writing?)!

    I will forever St. Mary’s for their completely over-the-top Xmas lights. Oh, and for being the place I visited a thousand times to get diagnosed for a double hernia.

  2. I’m doing very well. It’s weird being re-plumbed, but not as big an adjustment as I’d feared. I just finished a draft of a short story, “Small Motel,” I was near finishing pre-surgery and am fairly pleased with it. We’ll see how it reads tomorrow.

  3. Dennis, I hope you are feeling better soon. You still managed to teach a great class this summer with all that hanging over you.

  4. Thanks Heather. You’ll be interested to know I’m reading Thorne Smith’s TOPPER at the moment and enjoying it immensely.

  5. Nothing like a little surgery to give you time to catch up on your reading. I will have to add Topper to my To Do List. Maybe during fall break. 🙂

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