In a rush to eliminate cancer-caused pain, my surgeon begins the operation Nov 30th

Spinal stimulator

Spinal stimulator

Dear loved ones, family and friends:

I have an appointment at Columbia Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Christopher J. Winfree will conduct spinal surgery to insert a spinal stimulator. The stimulator has a good chance of dramatically reducing my crippling pain.

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Dr. Christopher J. Winfree

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Pain

Pain

  1. My elder daughter Joanna is pregnant, God willing, with my first grandchild.
  2. My younger daughter Amelia is marrying and I am scheduled to give away the bride.
  3. For three weeks in October I was in the hospital with an infection that nearly killed me.
  4. In the hospital I wrote a user’s guide for a sophisticated software.
  5. My pain level for the past year has averaged a daily 7 on a scale of 1-10.
  6. “If not now, when?”
  7. I am desperately short of funds.

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Spinal stimulatorMonday, November 30th, Dr. Winfree begins pre-surgical tests.

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Spinal stimulator
Spinal stimulator

Friday, December 4th Dr. Winfree inserts an electric test probe in my spine. There is a good chance [50-50] the probe will dramatically reduce my pain.

Friday December 5th-18th, a period of testing.

[Fingers crossed] On Thursday, December 18th, Dr. Winfree inserts a spinal stimulator made by Medtronic, the same company that manufactured my pacemaker.

Spinal stimulator
Spinal stimulator

Sunday December 20th. After extensive physical therapy both before and after the procedure, I return to State College.

Consequently, I will be able to:

  • Manage my pain
  • Experience being a grandfather
  • Give away my younger daughter in marriage
  • Work considerably more productively [Work is a good.]

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I am doing this in a rush.

If not now, when?

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P4jN1dRBr8[/youtube]

Daughter Joanna with son-in-law Jade Phillips

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Daughter Amelia Altalena with fiancé Javier Blanco

Amelia Solkoff displays her engagement ring which Javier Blanco puts on her finger following (according to male chauvinist tradition) Javier request that I give him my daughter's hand in marriage. (Readers are requested to explain why it is her "hand " Javier requested rather than her left elbow or her right big toe.)

http://www.joelsolkoff.com/spinal-stimulator-campaign-song/

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