Here is the first update on my procedure. I will have pre-op this Friday, April 28 for quadruple bypass surgery on Monday, May 1. I am so grateful to be able to be scheduled so soon. Jean and I met with the head of surgery today, Dr. Douville, and he was so good and forthcoming with us, that we know we are in really good hands. Given that I have to have this procedure in the first place, I don't think I could be in a better situation! Jean and I are already experiencing being held in the individual and communal hearts of so many people and communities Thank you for your love and support. We are both being consoled by you. Jean will send the next update after surgery on Monday, unless I receive further information during the pre-op visit. Caring Bridges is being set up "open" so people who are not on the initial email list can go to Google, enter Caring Bridges and my name and they can see the updates.