I chat with my friend Dr. Mike Sevilla. Mike is a family physician, social media guru, podcaster and long-time blogger. I decided to share my (surgery) story from start to finish.
Starting with the original knee injury (back on Christmas day 2015) up to my post-op struggles after experiencing my first surgical procedure on January 12th a right knee meniscal repair via arthroscopy.
I share my feelings. Being on the other side of the bedside was surreal and very enlightening on many levels.
Including the self-induced sky-high levels of anxiety I had as well as the no-excuses transparent judgmental approach I had to the care I received as the patient.
I’ve been sharing all my ups and downs and behind-the-scene adventures on Snapchat [blog post]: Why Snapchat? The power of relationships.
But even after all the transparency, I still suck at being the patient [blog post]: Experienced my first surgery… and I’m still the worst patient.
This episode was dubbed Episode 25.5…. since it was a bonus episode in addition to my regularly scheduled weekly podcast every Wednesday.
I’ll probably have more of these bonus episodes.. while I’m on medical leave with this knee surgery.