Philly Trip 2015 Day 7

Last day before surgery and we went to meet with Dr. Zvi Grunwald the anesthesiologist. He has worked on the most FOP patients over any other dr.  If you ever need to have surgery and need to go under anesthesia he is the man, he knows how to do it better than anyone. He is on of the main reasons we drive to Philadelphia to have my surgery.

Dr Zvi Grunwald, Me, his associate and my wife Lori.
Dr Zvi, Me, his associate and my wife Lori.

Then since I didn’t know when I would be able to eat steak I decided I wanted to have steak one last time. So we went to the Longhorn Steakhouse, yes we came all the way to Philadelphia and we ate at a Texas stye steakhouse. It was out of the city, so we knew I wouldn’t have too much of a problem getting into the restaurant. A typical problem in the city is that most places have a small step in the front, which is impossible for me to get in, or there is a ramp but it is in the back.

Lori and I
Lori and I

There is an neat looking ship in the port next to the restaurant. It is the SS United States. It is a luxury liner built in 1952 and was one of the fastest passenger ships made at the time.

SS United States
SS United States

We headed back to the apartment for the final night before surgery, dum, dum, dum…

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Can you spot the Nick?
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There’s the Nick!!

This is what happens when the crazy Mahler kids try to lighten the mood and relieve a little bit of pre-surgery stress. We play hide the Nick. These sheets were pretty good camoflauge.

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