Joe Frank Medical & Recovery Fund – Update 83

A roller coaster ride is just not an apt description. When I posted the last update, Joe was originally scheduled for discharge on 12/28. For some unknown reason, the night before, he was transferred to another room. Short story: Another potentially serious setback. However, shortly afterwards, the doctor who performed Joe’s original surgery came to the rescue. Within hours, Joe was alert, lucid, eating, drinking, and ready for rehab. (New Year’s Eve, I made him a dinner of liver, asparagus and baked potato. He was reading a book of Paul Bowles Short Stories and the New Yorker. He was himself again. He just needed to get his body back in shape. Though both of us knew this would be a daunting effort. We talked about this often.)

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