Next step

May 25, 2007
Frank met with his Dr. this morning to go over the results of the MRI. He has two bulging discs and one herniated disc. The doctor was amazed he's walking. Surgery is needed. He has a pre-op appt. on the 31st and surgery is scheduled for June 5th. Sounds like the surgery will be less invasive than I thought, it'll only require one night in the hospital and he should experience relief from the back pain immediately following the surgery. Not exactly what we wanted to hear, but a return to normalcy is in sight.

Planet Hollywood

May 19, 2007
Check out the following link for photos from our recent visit to Planet Hollywood:

Planet Hollywood Slideshow

The Road to Recovery

May 16, 2007
Sometimes it can be a longer than expected. Frank is still experiencing unbearable back pain. He started to show some improvement after a few weeks of physical therapy, but this past Thursday he moved awkwardly causing a relapse. He went to the ER, and then followed up with a specialist. Monday, he’ll finally have an MRI. Treatment will depend on those results.

My ankle seemed to be healing nicely, but it appears the extra running around over the weekend was too much too soon. Pain and swelling have returned.

We had rescheduled our stay at the Signature on Mother’s day, but we had to cancel again due to our set backs. Fortunately, I received another promotion valid through June. Hopefully, the third time will be the charm.

Mega Beat Jackpot

May 3, 2007
Frank's pet project finally came to fruition. The Mega Beat Jackpot was unveiled yesterday in Harrah's poker rooms.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2007

Poker Rooms Launch Progressive Mega Beat Jackpot Poker
Win For Losing in Multi-Property Texas Hold’em Progressive

Las Vegas, NV – Poker enthusiasts have the chance to earn $50,000 or more playing Texas Hold’em at any one of six participating Harrah’s properties during the new Mega Beat Jackpot Live Poker promotion. Starting today, poker rooms at Harrah’s Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, O’Sheas Casino, Bally’s Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas and Harrah’s Laughlin are introducing the mammoth jackpot promotion that makes designated losing hands a winner.

The new Mega Beat Jackpot starts at $50,000 and increases daily the more the game is played without a winner. The initial qualifying hand to win the Mega Beat Jackpot is when four 10’s or higher is beaten by a higher four-of-a-kind or better. Each week the Mega Beat Jackpot isn’t won, the qualifying hand will drop numerically until the Mega Beat Jackpot is won. Once the jackpot is claimed, the prize will reset at $50,000 and the qualifying hand will return to four 10’s.

“We’re excited to introduce this multi-property promotion to our poker players,” said Mark Kelly, Vice President of Table Games for Harrah’s and Flamingo Las Vegas. “Avid players know the disappointment when a seemingly winning hand is crushed by an even better hand. With the Mega Beat Jackpot, even a losing hand can be a winner and the jackpot has the potential to grow daily.”

To add to the excitement, when a Mega Beat Jackpot is hit, all active players engaged in an eligible Texas Hold’em game at any one of the participating casinos will win a share of the Mega Beat Jackpot. Official rules and regulations about the Mega Beat Jackpot Promotion are available in the poker room of each participating casino.

Top 10... Movies: Comedies

May 2, 2007
  • King Pin
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Madhouse
  • Money Pit
  • Love Actually
  • Nine Months
  • Roadtrip
  • American Pie
  • Clerks
  • Borat

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