Friday, October 16, 2015

My Doctor is in Uganda Yikes!

I just received an email from my doctor. She said she's in Uganda but didn't elaborate so I don't know if she's there because of work or on an African safari.

Carina Marquez, my doctor, works for UCSF so I'm guessing she's there helping the people of Uganda with medical care. The emails we sent each other are below.


Hi Ramiro,

I am glad you have a surgery date.  I wouldn't be too scared about the Achilles tendon, it seems  necessary (but I will review the surgery notes).

I am in Uganda now, but will review the surgery notes when I get back next week, and then I will email you.

Usually people go to a skilled nursing facility after the surgery.  This will give time for the skin graft to heal. -Dr. Marquez

From: Ramiro Rodriguez   Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015 4:18 PM  To: Carina Marquez  

Subject: Follow up

Hi doctor,

I saw the foot doctor yesterday.  The preoperative instructions are attached.

The podiatrist wants to do a skin graft in two weeks.  And she said she's going to lengthen my Achilles's tendon (that has me scared).  Should I get a second opinion about that?

On October 29th, I'll be admitted to General for the operation and I'll be there a week according to the foot doctor.  I don't know what will happen after that.

Ramiro Rodriguez

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