• Upcoming trips

    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

  • theatre and Concerrts

    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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Update on Ben

Ben had his valve replacement surgery today. The surgery took place at 4 pm and by 7:30 pm he was in the recovery room.  He was still very groggy. The Dr. told us that  the surgery went very well but that since they put the replacement valve in his heart had been relying on a temporary pace maker to get the correct rhythm . This means that tomorrow he will need to have a permanent Pace Maker placed.  The Dr. said that this is not unusual and is not a difficult surgery. He will probably stay in the intensive care unit for the next two days.

I will update everyone tomorrow evening.



3 Responses

  1. Thanks for the update. Wish Ben our best from Lloyd, Nana, and the whole crew!

  2. Sending healing thoughts to Ben.

  3. Susan, thank you for the update. I wish him the very best…and I’ll see him when he is home. Love, Nereida

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