I will be going back to the hosp. tomorrow for pre op. and wed. morn. I will go into surgery at 9 am and they say I will be there for a couple of days. I am doing fine, gained back twenty three pounds, working out 12 mins. each on seven machines at the hosp.gym. (phys Therapy). They are going to re-route the artery in the left side of my neck, not a serious operation, just a lot of stitches. If I keep busy maybe I will keep my sanity and some sense of humor. I find the being 76 it doesn't take much to make one happy, like waking up in the morning and not having to dig out from under six foot of dirt.