Dave, could you go and edit the posts where you've signed your last name AND rank??? It would make me feel a lot better if you just signed David or Dave. There are lots of Davids and Daves in the Army. Thanks! And just keep in mind that we want you to be safe... not a target.
OK, on to what's happening here....
Yesterday was Halloween, so Ben and I dressed up (he as Optimus Prime and I was an astronaut) to pass out candy. We didn't count, but I estimate we had about 125 trick or treaters before we ran out of candy at 7:30 p.m. I'm sure we could have gone and got more, but I just didn't feel like it.
Here's a pic of Ben dressed up. I thought you all could use a smile.
Some of the great costumes that showed up at our door: Darth Vader, storm trooper, Optimus Prime (he was only 8 or 9 though) and a red head Dorothy. Dorothy was adorable. She was with young Optimus Prime. She asked us, "Have you seen Megatwon?" That's not a typo. She said "Megatwon" not Megatron. CUTE!
Today Ben and I took off work so we could take him to the doctor for an outpatient procedure. He had a pH recorder placed in his esophagus. It will record his pH levels and eating times, sleeping times, and symptom times for the next 48 hours. The purpose of this pH recording is to determine if he needs a surgery to stop his acid reflux disease. He won't be having this surgery anytime soon; it's not a necessary surgery. There's still a chance we can get his GERD under control medicinally. Good news, though, his Barrett's Esophagus is not any worse than it was last year when diagnosed. He still has to go back for a "real" endoscopy, though. His doctor says that the Barrett's will never get better, it will never go away, the best we can hope for is for it to maintain at its current level.
Well, Dave, sounds like you're doing well. Let us know which calling card is best and easiest for you to use and we'll get you some ASAP. Also, e-mail us your address. Take care and we love you!