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Happy 39th birthday to my darling daughter.IMG_1764

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Michelle came home today. She spent a week in hospital therapy and is doing well. The therapists told me she walked 50 feet yesterday with a high walker. This is something she hasn’t done in a long time. The surgery was extremely intricate and difficult and we are all very grateful to the staff at NY Presbyterian Hospital. And then there’s Michelle. She is one tough cookie. Not one pain pill the entire time she was there and of course everyone fell in love with her.

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I’ll be in rehab until Thursday. Here’s the sun lighting up the Empire State Building as seen from my hospital room.image

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She’s in the operating room. Surgery is about four hours. Stay tuned….

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On Monday Michelle will again have spinal surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital. They deflated the cyst in her spine in March but fluid has again filled the cyst. Now she is having surgery to put a stent in her cyst so this will not happen again. It is too dangerous to remove the cyst. Please keep her in your prayers.

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I gave a talk last night on the family and caregiving issues. One of the attendees spoke of a company that allows employees to donate their sick or personal days to another employee who might need them. What a wonderful idea. It doesn’t cost the company anything and it builds solidarity. How do we turn this into a national movement?

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I went outside yesterday with my recreational therapists, Sara and Jason. I’m going home on Friday. Woo-hoo!

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