Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/06/08

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Subject: [Leica] Back in Canada for the Summer
From: steve.barbour at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 11:04:54 -0700
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On Jun 8, 2010, at 10:56 AM, H&E Cummer wrote:

> Hi Luggers,
> I have been off the LUG since late April when I was hosting my youngest 
> daughter's in-laws from Maine and then spending money for her wedding 
> dinner in Hong Kong. After that pleasant and fortunately sunny event I 
> went into the Matilda hospital in Hong Kong and had a 6 hour sextant TLIF 
> operation (google it if you're interested) to fuse my L5 and S1 vertebras 
> together while keeping enough space for my sciatic nerve to pass through 
> using titanium screws and spacers. For airport security I have a letter 
> from my Doctor which I am going to laminate! Just 12 days after the 
> operation I flew to Canada to recover over the summer. The operation and 
> its recovery time are miracles of modern medicine.
> If anybody wants first person experience on expensive (US$46,000) 
> complicated back operations please do contact me off list. :-)
> It's nice to be back.

good pun Howard....

glad to hear you are doing well...

what symtoms were you having?

off list if you prefer...


> Did I miss anything important?
> Cheers
> Howard (now on sunny Pender Island with a long list of cabin chores to do)
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