Monday, August 21, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
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?
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.