I've been wondering about Bunky but waited until I hear something from you. Hope his back problem will be gone after 11/10. Thanks for sharing. Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP Lakewood, WA U.S.A. 2010 / 11 / 1 21:28 PDT On Nov 1, 2010, at 1854 , MomMamiya7@xxxxxxx wrote: > Hi Eric, sent this to the F4 address last evening ... Today's update is at > the end. > > Hi all, > > It's been one hell of a week, the brightest moments being when we got to meet > Mark's parents (what great people!), and then see Eric on Wednesday night for > dinner. The time went by all too quickly, but even a quick visit was better > than none. > > 10/25 Mon AM ... Bunky's Internist > > 10/26 Tues AM ... Bunky's Neurosurgeon > > 10/28 Thurs AM ... Bunky had a venous ultrasound, and then met with the > Vascular Surgeon > ............................IVC Filter to be installed tomorrow morning, 11/01 > ............................We have to be at the hospital at 6:30 AM. > > 10/28 Thurs PM ... I had a Nuclear Stress Test ... think I passed. > > 10/29 Fri. AM ... Bunky's Cardiologist ... cleared Bunky for both the Filter > and Back Surgery. > > 10/29 Fri. PM ... Neurosurgeon scheduled back surgery for Wednesday, November > 10. > > Everything is now in place and moving forward. > > I'm off to bed ... the alarm is set for 5:30 AM ... a time when I'd rather be > going to bed than getting up. > > The procedure tomorrow is a short one, so hopefully we'll be home by > mid-afternoon. Please keep Bunky in your prayers. > > Hugs to all, > > Rita > > 11/1/2010 UPDATE > > When we checked in at the hospital this AM, the clerk asked Bunky if he knew > the reason he was there and he said, "I'm getting an umbrella." I smiled and > said, "Filter," and the clerk said, "Umbrella will do. " So, Bunky got his > umbrella, and all went well. Now, November 11th can't get here soon enough > for me ... I'll be so happy when Bunky is finally free from the back pain. > It's been going on far too long. > > Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers.