Mr. Scott's health report . . .
I heard on the grapevine that my favorite high school teacher, Mr. Scott, is down in his back, so I sent an email to his daughter Jeanie for details, and here they are:
[D]ad has stenosis of the spine near the bottom where the nerve bundles gather to form the spinal cord . . . . The neurosurgeon is going to scrape bone away to clear up the pressure on the spine causing the pain . . . . No doubt the these problems, over the years, were exacerbated by his active lifestyle . . . . He hurt himself . . . on riding on a trail ride at my sister's ranch at Thanksgiving . . . . He's . . . worse [from] . . . going up and down the stairs and lifting wood into the furnace. He . . . will be on his stomach for several days in the hospital. He also . . . is convinced that he will walk out of the hospital and like magic do everything he wants. I will keep you posted. Surgery is at 7:00 am this morning (Friday).Well, it doesn't sound life-threatening, so the news is not entirely bad. Let's keep him in our thoughts, that his recovery be quick!