Health Update, Personal Notes & Reminders
I hope this finds you well and that you’ve had an enjoyable summer.
A quick health update …
I am enjoying the time back in my power chair (though it is giving me fits at the moment, but hopefully, the technicians at the VA will be able to resolve these issues.). This Tuesday, September 3rd, I’m going into the Spinal Cord Unit at Jefferson Barracks’ VA in St. Louis for three weeks of intense physical and occupational therapy to build up my strength that I lost from being bed bound for 3.5 months.
My vocal cord surgery was a complete success. It was a tremendous experience to be half awake during the procedure listening to Dr. Garrett instruct her team in the process. I had to read sentences and make vowel sounds as they shaped an implant to be inserted into my left vocal cord. My voice is strong and I’m thrilled with the outcome. I return to Nashville on October 7th for a follow-up visit and will update you shortly thereafter.
A couple of personal tidbits …
One of my first outings after being able to get in my chair (after the 3.5 months of bed rest) was to attend a live production of WEST SIDE STORY performed by a marvelous cast with eleven thousand in attendance on a beautiful summer’s evening. The venue was the MUNY at Forest Park here in St. Louis. It’s an outdoor theatre that’s been around since the early 1900’s. Beautiful Forest Park which is also the location for the Scottish Festival held at the end of September.
Since arriving in St. Louis, I’ve had visitors from Colorado, Minnesota, Arizona, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. It’s been WONDERFUL to spend time with friends. I continue to be thankful for the outpouring of love and support from all of you! It amazes me that several of you never miss a week without sending me a greeting card—unbelievable!
My recordings will be available for purchase at the following Festivals:
Scottish Gathering & Games at Pleasanton, California
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Virginia Scottish Games at The Plains, Virginia
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Festival in Estes Park, Colorado
McPherson Scottish Festival in McPherson, Kansas
St. Louis Scottish Games & Cultural Festival in St. Louis, Missouri
September 27-29 ALEX WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE!!
Seaside Highland Games in Ventura, California
Stone Mountain Highland Games in Atlanta, Georgia
October 18-20 ALEX MAY ATTEND
A reminder that there is 1 month left to purchase my SUMMER SPECIAL: Buy my TRIPLE FEATURE DVD for $20.00 and receive the WATER IS WIDE CD for FREE! (I’ve already purchased several of these specials for Christmas gifts!!) BUY NOW