This time we celebrated by driving south to Galveston and to the beach. It was only about an hour away and we couldn't get the Glen Campbell song out of our heads. "Galveston, oh Galveston..." We found out that Galveston isn't all it used to be cracked up to be. It seemed pretty deserted except for a street called The Strand which had some nice looking shops and a few people milling about, but a drive through was all we needed and then we headed back north to Houston.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
MD Anderson--Day 3--Miracle #2
Friday, December 10, 2010---Today we again anxiously arrived for the appointment with the surgeon, Dr. Jean-Nicolas Vauthey (pronounced Votay). We were commenting before he came into the exam room that he might possibly be French based on the spelling of his name. He swept into the room with 2 other men. In an obvious French accent he introduced one as an observing physician from Brazil. We didn't catch his name. He introduced the other one as his Physician's Assistant or "left hand man", Steven Wei. As he looked at us over his glasses with a twinkle in his eye he said "I save my right arm for surgeries'. A cute, probably oft repeated joke that immediately put us at ease. (We forgot to take pictures, so these are copied from a web site.)