Five days and counting until "freedom day" and it can't get here fast enough for John. He is doing very well, but getting anxious for the disconnect surgery and the outcome. The doctor couldn't X-ray the thumb last week when we saw him because it is still attached so we still don't know how well the bones are meshing. We have been walking each day - about 6 to 8 blocks are his limit. Still waiting until we can do the beach trail. All in all everything is great.