Just received this from old friend Charly Gittings:
"I've been slowly working on an update regarding the status of my collapsed lung amid all the trivial distractions of being in the hospital, but all of a sudden events have over-taken me....
* The leak in my lung finally closed up a few days ago. Today I saw Dr. Korver.
* I'm scheduled to have the tubes in my chest removed tomorrow (Wednesday) between 7 and 8 am.
* Barring any contrary developments, I will be discharged from the hospital Friday morning (May 28th).
"Thank you for all your prayers, and please keep them coming.... :)
As we all know, Charly's a very determined guy when it comes to his cause. To the point where he's sometimes rubbed people the wrong way. Remember him and MSR Roadkill? But I will say this: he's been proven right in much of what he's said over the years. Even though I've often jousted with Charly, I've always respected him for what he's trying to do; I've also admired him for his dogged pursuit of his goal. The world needs more people like him. Now he's having a tough time and, although there is little I can do for him, I am pulling for him as hard as I can.
For anybody who might wish to drop him a line, Charly's email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org