[Note: This entry was actually written in Sep 2009. I changed the posting date to keep my blog entries in chronological order.]

My wife is not happy about the possibility of me traveling alone to Los Angeles and staying in a motel while recovering from surgery. She would much prefer me having the surgery at the Univ Washington Medical Center in Seattle and recovering at home.

I’m not sure it is possible to find a local recipient on the waiting list and am willing to travel to complete the transplant. So for now, I plan to continue to work with the UCLA Medical Center.