The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152253   Message #3560996
Posted By: Bat Goddess
24-Sep-13 - 07:09 PM
Thread Name: Pre Getaway gathering in Maine
Subject: RE: Pre Getaway gathering in Maine
Carl, I'll email you with directions. Those "harps", by the way, are the mouth variety.

Carl, this is a fantastic bunch of people and it will be truly amazing to have them all in the same room. And they are why you need to pay more attention to Mudcat.

I was actually just checking in to say that next week -- despite the PMFF being over -- is starting to get even crazier for us, with medical appointments, alas.

But I think we need to try to make it -- a two hour drive is worth it, and we haven't seen you in South Portland (not to mention ClaireBear and Leadfingers) for way too long.

Tom has a total blockage of the arteries in his left leg. That's why wounds won't heal. His vascular doc has been gathering enough information (all these tests) to see whether he can stent the artery -- or even, if necessary, do a bypass from the right leg. He's consulting with Tom's cardiologist who, thank goodness, is extremely conservative and cautious. I trust him completely. What they have to ascertain is if the benefit from this (for Tom) very risky procedure would be of enough benefit to be worth the risk. Tom is NOT a great candidate for surgery of any kind. It COULD kill him, but I don't think Tom's cardiologist will go for it if he thinks it's too risky. And the anesthesiologist has to weigh in as well. It's complicated...

Anyway, we will try our damnedest to make it.