Yesterday we completed our 100th surgery in just 12 days! We feel like the 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae. The national power has been out and the big generator has been broken. We have been using the small generator that cannot power the ACs so the OR has been hot and humid. Working has difficult. Fortunately, the power is back today.

We operated on the young man with a shoulder sarcoma. The tumor was very bad. We tried to save the arm but the tumor involved the subclavian vessels so we had to perform a forequarter amputation-which entails surgical removal of the entire upper extremity, scapula, and clavicle. He is doing well-mentally and physically.
Forequarter amputation
Surgical specimen-shocking to look at on the table