On December 29th, David went in for an MRI because he had lost sensation in his legs. The radiologist discovered a tumor on his spine, and sent him straight to the Emergency Room. Doctors there confirmed the presence of a meningioma (probably benign) occluding about 75% of his spinal chord. He requires fairly immediate surgery, and will receive it at New York Presbyterian Hospital on January 11th. It is a long and delicate procedure; about five or six hours on the operating table, and a recovery time of six weeks. But our surgeon is a "rock star" and says David could make a full recovery. Already, family and friends have rallied to his side. Please sign up for this Caring Bridge site if you'd like to keep abreast of the before, during and after of his surgery. So many loved ones have expressed concern, and we wanted a common place where we could dispense the most up-to-date and accurate information.