Thursday, October 9, 2008


Alan's surgery went very well. He is doing fine. He has to take it easy for 2 weeks and then he can return to normal life. The pressure in his eye is down and that is a good sign. Thanks for all of your prayers.

The Casey Eye Institute is in Portland just below the OSHU Hospital. It situated in a really neat way. Since the OSHU is a teaching hospital and there are many employees and students they decided that they needed a better way to get to both since the road leading to them is really on a curvey and mountain. They put in a tram that goes down the hill from Casey Eye Institute to OSHU. It crosses the freeway and it is really a neat thing running every 10 minutes. This idea is great for saving on gas for everyone. I took some pictures of it.
This is a view of the tram docking station on the way up

This is another tram going in the opposite direction

The building in the background is OSHU
Casey Eye Institute taken from the tramHere we are at the doctors office inside Casey Eye Institute for Alan's first follow up after surgery
Yep, here he is in our motel room resting after surgery
An areal view of the Willimette River fron the tram

Just passing the tram going the opposite direction...wave as we go by
Areal view of Portland, Oregon...pretty huh?


Cookie Sunshine said...

I'm so glad to hear that Alan's surgery went well. I've been thinking about you both and will continue to keep you in my prayers. Your news sounds very good.

Hugs and love,

Lydia said...

Portland's pretty modern. So happy for the good results.!We've had some good(we consider) news as well. I'll take whatever we can get:) Lydia

Just Joni said...

I'm so happy your husband's surgery went well...he must be very relieved...I think I'd be more nervous about riding on that Tram....eek!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear the surgery went well! I hope the pressure continues to normalize. The tram looks like fun, scary, but fun. Take care of both of you!

Nonnie said...

so happy to hear the surgery went well.....wonderful.

Linsart said...

What a brave guy to go through that! So glad it is over, anticipation is really hard. Bless him, and bless you too Patti!
Lots of prayers were sent for you both !

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Glad the surgery is over and that it went well. Best wishes to Alan for an uneventful recovery.

Jeannene said...

I have been thinking and praying for you and your husband. I am so happy and relieved everything went well and he is out resting. It is nice hearing from you and I will email you about Mila OK. She is doing very good and back to normal...but her Autism classes tire me out. Thank you for your emails and glad everything is going well for you.

Love, Jeannene