We left our rig back at LIW for convenience. After arriving back in western PA, we spent the evening with Chris and Jay, friends whom we take advantage of quite often. That’s the real measure of a true friend; being able to put them out, having them extend themselves, all the while making you feel as if it’s their mission in life to take care of you. We are fortunate beyond any expectations to have cultured such a relationship. Today we spent the day visiting my sister and her family, as well as Robins entire extended family. I fell off the wagon big time. We consumed more food today than we have all week. There is nothing better than home cooked meals, so I justify those excess calories as a measure of love. Afterall, you can’t hurt family that prepares a meal just for you. We also were treated to some excitement as we watched our beloved Steelers pull one out in overtime. Tonight we checked into the Hillman Cancer Center for the evening. I meet with my neurosurgeon at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Following this meeting, we’ll retrieve Ryan at the airport as he has business in Pittsburgh this week. I believe he timed this purposely to be able to wish me well for the journey. Erin flies in Tuesday evening so I’ll have all my babies by my side. My blessings never cease. I have no idea how many posts I will get in by Tuesday evening. I’m due in the operating room sometime Wednesday so there will be no posts by me until such time I can sit and blog. However, check the site, as I’m sure someone will give an update as to how things are progressing.