Thanks guys. It will be nice to get out of first gear! Not sure what led to the change that pointed to me in particular. Maybe my dental clearance letter arriving at a perfect "reminder junction" proved a tipping point. I recall telling the surgeon I'd have preferred to have the surgery "yesterday". And he replied that the schedule was quite full. But somehow something seeped in or thru somewhere.
Much as I like a routine it often pays to be flexible and available. Good luck with the surgery.
Good luck with the surgery!
Best wishes to you on the surgery and a speedy recovery.
Wed morn about 0530 I enter the MGH Wang Bldg beginning what I might call "the great surrender" which could be said to start with the first of the sedative that turns perception to fuzzy and beyond. And then, some period later, perception returns in the form of OR staff busying themselves with closing shop. I'd guess Phil recalls it well.
Meanwhile they've been to the mitral valve and back - quite a journey.
I remember the last WPR BG, 1997, so 20 years ago. I rec'd a map that was cut short about 15-20% - maybe the 2nd thru 5th points. I followed various, Ernst may have been one. Eddie B was new to O, and ran (fast) in memorable white shorts and shirt.
You stayed with me for the part where your map was missing! I remember that well.
Great to hear that things went well! MGH has a good website
regarding the procedure. Not sure how much, if any, of this was done. But informative reading for us old guys nevertheless.