Lainy thank you for your kind words about my dad. I am very glad to be with him. I arrived in Greece yesterday. Although he is weak and thinner since I last saw him his spirits are up and he is still the same old Vinny. He was there to greet me with a roll of euros for spending money (I'm 44 years old), and his shirt is always unbuttoned no matter the weather to expose his hairy chest. Was very happy to see this.
Thank you Randi and Gavin for your feedback on the stents. I reassured him the procedure wouldn't be painful and he was happy to hear that. Also Pam thank you for your warm welcome and positive thoughts.
Many hugs and much love to you all from Athens, Greece
P.S. Will post a recipe for chicken vegetable soup that my husband (he trained as a chef) showed me to make for my dad. I'll post it in the Nutrition section. It is high in protein, low in fat and easy to digest.