I left off last week on Monday and I had a visit to the doctor on Tuesday. He was pleased at how the wound was healing and teased me about being cold. He said the reason I was cold was because I was inactive, guess so since he cut me up so badly, thin which I admit since I weigh the same as I did when I got my driver's license at 16 years of age. I told him he must always be warm since he is over 300 pounds and has a waist, I estimate his at 50 +- inches. Lastly he said I was old. Not much I can do about that.
There seems to something wanting about his bed side manner. As I said before he is a great doctor and I have know him for 25 years and consider him competent and a friend.
He discussed three different skin graphs and I selected door # 2 which is using skin donated and grown from, would you believe, foreskin from infants circumcisions. # 1 was using my skin and I rejected that since it involved another operation and I did not want to press my luck. # 3 was pig skin and the other option was to let it heal on its own, # 1 was one month to heal and the others were a month more each. He will doing this next Tuesday in the Wound Center at the hospital. Based on two months I called the golf course and scheduled a tee time for January 1, 2011. The pro said if I showed up the round would be on him, not often you get to play for nothing so I will be there.
Had a visit from the Home Care nurse on Thursday and Saturday. She said it was looking good also. Measured the length at 7 centimeters which was down from 10 when she first saw it.
Thanks for you comment and wishes, throw in a few prayers for next Tuesday. I believe they work, Bill