Rod's surgery is scheduled for Monday the 11th at 4 pm. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, see the post below this one.) He had to see if he could fit surgery into his busy schedule! Newspapers have to be published; campaigns have to be run. I think that's why it was changed from the originally scheduled date of Saturday the 9th to Monday.
Rod and all the rest of us are quite optimistic.
Comments and e-mails from folks have been so supportive and, fortunately - and I'm sure as Rod would like - there has been humor.
For example, Penni wrote: Rod's like the brother I never had. Thank goodness!!!!