Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. As many of you already know, Joanne had surgery on July 31st to have one of her kidneys removed. While recovering from this surgery, she has developed a pulmonary embolism, (a blood clot in her lung). She currently has her family staying with her, and they have arranged for family support to be present through next week. In the mean time, visits and food are certainly appreciated and welcome! We have learned a bit regarding an ideal nutritional plan for Joanne’s healing and wanted to share those details for future meals. We also thought that signing up for a day to visit or bring food might help to spread the love, and allow Joanne rest time each day to heal. Again, Thank You for your friendship and support!! It is truly appreciated!