Clark had surgery today to remover a tumor on his bladder and also to break up a large stone in the right ureter which was very close to the bladder. Clark’s son, Scott, drove up from Marin County and met us at 10 am at the Sutter Capitol Pavilion Surgery Center at 2725 Capitol Ave. Surgery was scheduled for 11:45 am, but was delayed an hour and a half because of complications in the surgery previous to Clark’s. Having Scott there made the time in the pre-op room pass quickly.
Before surgery Clark is headed to a pre-op room. Scott and I were close behind.
The week-end before last, the SF Giants were handing out Will Clark 22 or Jack Clark 22 tee shirts. Clark said he needed one of those to wear to his surgery. So, I ordered it and it got here a week ago. He was thrilled with it, and proudly wore it this morning. The nurses in pre-op all made a fuss over him.
The surgeon was Dr. Patrick Sean Gilday. He checked Clark a couple of times during the extra wait.
Dr. Gilday said that the tumor had not penetrated in to the wall of the bladder and was easily removed. Lasering the stone in the ureter took an extra 40 min. All in all Clark tolerated the surgery well. He does hurt and has no appetite. He is supposed to drink lots of water.
After surgery Clark is back at home after leaving the hospital at 6 pm. Note the hospital bracelet and socks.
It will probably be a week or so before Clark hears the result of the biopsy of the tumor.