The green shirt coordinated with Tommy’s green day in NY.
Tour de Force: a French expression meaning an exceptional creative achievement, a particularly adroit manoeuvre, or a difficult feat
Tommy and Paco enjoying a refreshment.
Pictured are shamrock ravioli which I bought at Costco and shamrock cookies which were awaiting Erin when we arrived home from Oakland yesterday. The cookies were sent to Erin from my Cal friends of 60 years: Nancy and Lloyd.
We arrived in time to have a leisurely lunch in the Kaiser cafeteria before the 1:30 pm appointment. Erin had selected a chile relleno and a tamale. But, she decided against the tamale and went back and got another chile relleno which she ate most of. We had a view of MacArthur Blvd and we could watch people coming and going riding the Kaiser shuttle or Paratransit.
The clinical assistant, Christina, removed the outer bandage revealing these sticky tapes. She removed the drain. The white bandage on the right is covering the hole where the drain was. We can remove that bandage tomorrow and the others in a week. There is no other wound care.
I was really impressed with Christina. She asked Erin lots of questions and was very patient with Erin’s replies. Christina knew Erin’s meds and was familiar with her health history. Christina had done her homework.
Then Dr. Morse, the surgeon, came into the exam room. He told us that he had removed a good portion of the trapezius muscle. When I asked him what the tumor looked like, he said that he didn’t see it. It was confined within the muscle. He wants Erin to have an MRI in 6 months when she has the brain MRI.
It took us 1 hr and 25 min to get to Oakland. Clark drove down, so I drove home leaving Oakland at 3 pm. It took 2 hours and 5 min. Traffic was at a standstill around Davis. We are glad that we don’t have to return to Oakland Kaiser again in the near future!