We rented a car and drove to Boston this week to meet with a couple of surgeons. We got there Tuesday night and stayed in the Cambridge area, next to Harvard. After a great seafood dinner I hobbled around in the freezing cold and got a few shots of Harvard and one of the Boston skyline as the blizzard was starting to roll in. We went to bed before the snow started and woke up to a very different view the next morning! The city was covered and pretty much shut down for the day, but our doctors appointment was still on. Despite most everyone staying home and the city shutting down, the roads were pretty clear. They were much better prepared than New York was when the blizzard hit here right after Christmas.
The meeting that day was with a former surgeon who has retired, but still does consultations. After the appointment we drove around in the snow for a little bit and looked at the city. We stopped for an early dinner at Atlantic Fish Co. It was delicious! Great clam chowder and I had the Sea Bass with Lobster Ravioli, which was incredible. The wind had picked up at this point and it was bitterly cold outside with that added element.
After dinner we were driving around and ended up stopping at Boston Commons to take a few pictures. All the snow made everything incredibly pretty and Ashley and I had fun getting a few shots, despite the cold! We had another appointment with a surgeon the next day and afterwards headed on back to NYC. On our way back we stopped off in Wilton, Connecticut, where we lived when I was in 3rd-5th grades. It was the first time I’ve been back there since we moved, and it was a lot of fun to see it again!
We have a few more meetings with surgeons set up here in New York for this coming week and after that I guess we’ll get the ball rolling on the surgery. We still have to make a decision between trying a limb saving surgery or amputation, so please pray that we make the right decision and the right path is made clear. It’s a tough decision and we really aren’t sure which one is right at this point. There are good cases for both.
Here are a few more pictures I took while we were there!