Yesterday, we did 11 cases again, including 2 goiters, a thyroglossal duct cyst, a lymph node biopsy, an orchiectomy, 2 giant lipomas, an I&D of an abscess, a scalp lesion, a pyelolithotomy (opening the kidney and removing a stone) and a gastrectomy for perforated duodenal ulcer. The pyelolithotomy was especially interesting to Charles, our urologist. Unfortunately, the patient with the perforated ulcer died during the night. We have done 46 cases in 6 days.
Despite all the cases, new patients are pouring in and we still have 29 patients in the hospital waiting for surgery. It is a Sisyphean Task. It is like the Hydra, for every surgery we complete, 2 more patients appear!