Friday, December 11, 2009


We have high expectations for the surgeries next week. Wednesday Joe goes in for kidney stone surgery which hopefully will have no complications. On Friday, the 18th he goes to Redwood City to have the intrathecal pump implanted which will help with the spasms. I will try and send up dates as we go through these events. The kidney procedure is the same day but the pump will involve several days in the hospital and then possibly more time at Vallejo rehab as an inpatient. Send us those positive vibes you are all know for. Sandy & Joe


  1. Hiya, Joe. All the best on the 18th w the Baclofen pump. if it provides any where near the kind of reduced spasticity it shld, you'll be in heaven or close to it.

    I've been on 2 anti-spaz drugs for some time but a recent prblm w constipation caused me to do some research. it's a long & funny story but i am NOT on either drug now nor will i rtrn to either becasue of the side effects.

    Rgrds from Jo Jo & Yank whom I had dinner w last week. you were a NO show but I'm not holding that against you.

    have a great weekend & take care.

    Gene "Rkt" Levin

  2. Best of luck with the surgeries. Hope you're feeling better soon.

    Erika & Linda

  3. Joe and Sandy,
    Thinking about you and your busy week.
    Phil & Linda