Only Sophia would take photos seconds before her surgery at Cedars-Sinai so I could post them on my blog!
Dr. Scott Karlan, the best surgeon ever, and Dr. Ellis Lai, the coolest anesthesiologist.
The doctors joking with Sophia.
Sophia making sure the doctors write down “citizenofthemonth.com” before the surgery, so they can see their photos on my blog.
Dr. Karlan was kind enough to let me consult with him before the surgery, seeing that I watched “Gray’s Anatomy” the night before.
Romel, the friendly surgery nurse.
Sophia’s feet. Former blogger Eileen from Sydney, Australia sent these homemade stickers with Sophia’s name written on each label: “Dancing for Sophia,” “Smiling for Sophia, “Praying for Sophia,” etc.
Everyone loved Sophia and wanted to put the stickers on, including the doctors.
Dr. Karlan: “Let’s get the show on the road.” He has a great sense of humor. As Sophia was being rolled into surgery, he was cracking jokes to make her smile.
Elvira, the pretty recovery nurse.
A bunch-load of cards greeted Sophia when she came back home!
Special thanks to (and apologies if I’m forgetting someone):
Stacy at Jurgen Nation
Laurie at Crazy Aunt Purl
Long Story Longer
Kanani at Easy Writer
Tracie Lyn at Red Door Studios
Irina at The Ignoble Experiment
Alexandra at Marvelous Madness
Alissa and Evan
Leah at Only Partially Insane
Maven at The Sanctum Sactorum
Mike and Karen
Anonymous from Albany
Pia at Courting Destiny
Orieyenta and Little Orieyenta
Better Safe Than Sorry
… and everyone who wrote such nice things on the blog and in emails!
Sophia is resting at home and we’re waiting…