I had the opportunity to meet with Avi again today, as he continues to follow my case and monitor my progress. While there’s nothing we need to be doing from a surgical perspective, it was worth the two-hour wait to spend a few minutes catching up. (As I’ve said in the past: I’ve been the guy who was pushed to the head of the line so, if I need to wait to see a world-class surgeon, I’m happy to do so.)
Avi falls into the burgeoning category of “People to whom I owe my Life.” Almost one year ago, he painstakingly removed many tumors from my body before administering the HIPEC. Unlike other surgeons, he was on his feet in the OR the whole time, from initial incision to final suture. And, when non-stop internal bleeding had me back in the OR in less than 24 hours, he was there to fix it. From what I remember (at least what was explained to me) it was a two-hour procedure in which the first 30 minutes were spent stopping the bleeding and the remaining 90 minutes were spent with Avi standing over me, carefully watching to make sure there were no leaks.
Looking forward to seeing him again in three months.