Rob here. Thank you all for the well wishes and prayers.
I'm a little nervous about the surgery but I am sure things will be okay. I'm more concerned about Carrie's stress level and not being able to see Kaitlyn for a period of days.
This may seem like an extreme procedure but I feel this is the best option. In fact, there is a higher risk of a negative occurrence if I don't have the procedure done. We have been quoted complication rates of less than one percent and the guy doing the procedure is one of the best in the country. My age and lack of other health problems also lowers the complication rates even more.
Prayers for our family are welcomed and I appreciate the words of support I have received thus far. A successful procedure will likely produce a run at the 2012 N.H.L. Draft.