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New tentative surgery date

February 20th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

My NYC surgeon’s office called me at 6PM tonight with some pretty good news. They successfully rescheduled 3 other surgeries so that I could get operated on March 4th. Just one minor issue: the surgeon is leaving for a conference in California the day after my surgery. To be honest, it doesn’t really matter to me, but he may decide he wants to be there himself to monitor my recovery. The choice is his, and I assume he will make the decision he feels comfortable with, and that will be okay with me.

Tomorrow morning I need to call the Marine Corps OSO and tell them I need to get a new set of travel orders. I never mind calling them, even when I know I’m being a pain in the rear. They’re always happy to help make things easier for me, no matter how much more work it means for them.

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  1. brian
    February 20th, 2008 at 03:26 | #1

    I am glad to hear that they were able to move you up, assuming it is safe to have your doctor away while you recover, I hope that it’s able to go on the 4th. Why do you have to contact the marines for travel orders?

  2. February 20th, 2008 at 09:44 | #2

    Since my injury is considered a ‘line of duty’ injury, which means they are responsible for, they’ll reimburse me for traveling there and back, as well as pay for the surgery. In order to get reimbursed for travel expenses, you need to have orders cut beforehand.

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