What a nice picture of the four of you. It's always so nice to put faces with names. And so wonderful for the four of you to get together, break bread and talk and exchange information and stories.
Can't wait to read about yours and everyone elses experiences with Dr. Sclafani and the procedure. His compassion, dedication and wonderful sense of humor comes across loud and clear through his responses to our questions at Tims. I loved when he said:
Honestly, most interventional radiologists, and vascular surgeons have no idea what I am speaking about. Original opinions seemed to think that I was crazy, just like most thought that the woman who originally contacted me about getting involved in this was also crazy.
But I am used to this. I was once called the “lunatic fringe from Brooklyn” at a national meeting of trauma surgeons because a I was suggesting that not all patients with injured spleens needed to have them taken out. Now saving the spleen is the standard of care ….who got the last laugh!
Looking forward to thousands of us laughing together soon!
Ps: I enjoyed reading your blog very much. Mitch please post a photo of Dr. Sclafani also so the rest of us can feel like we know the man better too.