Hey Friends and Fans!
So I’ve been a little slow with posting my itinerary lately and that’s because July 22 under the laparoscopic baton of Dr. Ashutosh Tewari head of Urology at Mt. Sinai I had prostate surgery to remove low grade prostate cancer that had been ‘bubbling under’ for a couple of years. My enlarged prostate gland I will not miss, it was taking up way too much space down there and barely functioning anyway. But there’s more!…After the totally untimely deaths of my friends Lew Soloff and Bob Belden, I got scared into seeing my cardiac Doctor, the great Tony Gomes head of Cardiology at Mt Sinai, who I hadn’t seen in years. It didn’t take him long to determine that I had ‘Atrial Flutter’ a condition where the lower part of the Heart isn’t fully functioning and which can lead to a Stroke or Heart Attack. So on May 27th, Dr. Gomes performed a ‘Cardioversion’ where they scope your heart cavity for clots and if OK literally shock the heart into regularity.
It worked like a charm! The next day I left for Europe (!) with a fully functioning muscle and felt much better when I had those long airport walks that used to wind the shit out of me.
But there’s more! I had made plans to see the amazing Dr. Dan Reinstein head of the London Vision Clinic while in London after playing at Ronnie Scott’s. Dan is the leading LASIK eye surgeon in the world and a great saxophonist to boot, to put it mildly: a genius.
So on June 22nd I had LASIK surgery what Dan calls an ‘enhancement’ to update my previous surgery which was 6 years old. The surgery took maybe all of 40 seconds, no pain, and I had dinner that night at Dr. Dan’s beautiful house. All glasses from reading to distance are in the trash.
All the technologies and doctoral expertise in these 3 procedures just blew my mind.
So the somewhat ironic upshot of these 3 medical miracles are: (1.) I have a heart healthy enough and ready for sex and although (2.) It might be a while before I can get a rise out of my ‘Johnson’, I can (3.) gaze upon my beloved member with absolute clarity!! ☺
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I’m going to be taking it pretty easy until the end of the year, but if something comes it, we’ll see! I
love to play Music and my horn! I’ll have my light rest of the year itinerary up soon!