Ever have one of those days that just don’t start well and put you in a foul mood from the get go? Last Friday, I had two surgical cases scheduled at the hospital. I love surgery and being in the operating room is my happy place, most of the time. The first case was to start at 09:15. It was a straightforward debridement and skin grafting of an open wound on the leg in a patient with a complex medical history. The surgery itself, however, was relatively easy even if the outcome was not assured. My second case was much more complex, a bilateral breast reconstruction. These are always a challenge because there is so much that has to go right for success. I wasn’t stressed about the first case but the second weighed heavily on my mind. I was looking forward to getting the first case done with dispatch so I could focus my attention and energy on the second.
Dr. Bosshardt is a plastic surgeon with over three decades of practice. He is an avid reader and writer who contributed a weekly column on medical matters to the Orlando Sentinel for over tweny five years. His interests are wide ranging but have a common thread. That thread is an insatiable curiosity about people and the world around us. This includes the natural world, society and culture, and human potential, both good and bad. He is fascinated by our mind, body, and spiritual connection and what we are capable if we put our energy, mind, and will to any task. He is a lifelong runner who has completed multiple marathons and triathlons, culminating in completion of a full Ironman triathlon at age 61 and he is seguing into ultradistance running. His proudest accomplishment, however, is his family. He is married to the love of his life for 41 years and has three grown children, their spouses, and six grandchildren that he adores. His worldview is Christian and the Christian message of sin and redemption informs everything he is and does. If this blog informs and challenges readers, it will have been worth starting. View all posts by rtbosshardt