Unfortunately, the weather was not compatible with my plan to use PilotsforChrist.org to fly Jen and me to Rochester in a single-engine plane. We had to stand-down from that plan on Saturday night. My older brother Bill offered to pay for commercial flights instead. Thanks, Bro!
Unfortunately, our trip to Rochester Sunday evening ended-up taking 11 hours due to bad weather; we did not arrive at our airbnb until 2 AM! The flight back was no better, due to mechanical problems with the plane out of Rochester; we didn’t get back home until 1 AM!
In between: Wow! We spent two days at the Mayo Clinic – what an operation! What a well-organized and efficient hospital system! They perform three times as many Esophagectomies per year as UC Health – in fact, the most in the country! One surgeon can do the entire operation himself in only six hours. They have extensive experience resolving every type of complication imaginable.
So: I’m scheduled to have Dr. Mark Allen perform my surgery at the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus on May 24th!
Also: There is an extensive pedestrian “Subway” below the whole campus; you can get anywhere you need to without going outside. But hold onto your wallet: There are scores or world-class shops in the Subway, selling fabulous objets d’art from around the globe!