Monday, August 21, 2006

A toast for Dr. Daniel Spitzer

During the wedding festivities, the family gathered to offer a toast in honor of Dr. Spitzer. We are amazed and thankful for Vinnie's remarkable recovery and wonderful care.

August 20,2006 Nellie and Larry are married!

Storms and rain were predicted, but even the weather had to smile for Nellie and Larry's wedding celebration. The day was beautiful, the bride was lovely, and the family is thrilled to welcome Larry.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Why we came to New York

Another high point for our stay was the annual family reunion which took place several days before the blessed event (Vinnie's surgery). There are shocking pictures from the festivities of Vinnie lurching across the lawn, looking like an old man with a broken hip on ice, but nobody wants to see that, do they?

He's fixed

Despite chiropractors and orthopedic specialists, Vinnie's back just got worser and worser. With increasing pain, weakness, and numbness of his leg, we were very motivated to find the big fix. On 8/9/06, Dr. D. Spitzer, a neurosurgeon, took these problems away by removing an enormous (humongous - in medical jargon) herniated disc. We could not be happier and are very grateful for his excellent care.