Email Sent to My Doctor and Her Reply
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.
Dr. Marquez Reply
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