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Charlie Gacsi in hospital - update

Just a quick up-date on my Dad (Charlie Gacsi), while he's in the hospital. He went into surgery at 11:30 a.m. PST, this morning and was out by 2:00 p.m. PST. The surgery went very well; and he's in the recovery room now. He will be held for observation overnight in his private hospital room (E633), on the orthopedics floor. Is is possible that he may be discharged (and already walking), tomorrow (Friday - 8/02).

You're an awesome creative community! Thank you all for your thoughtful messages and positive vibes regarging his well-being. I know they helped him . . . as well as the whole-Gacsi-extended family. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Much love and appreciation,
April

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Posted earlier this morning on Active Bass.com

Dear Creative Souls at Active Bass/Whole Note,

Hi, I'm April. My dad is Charlie Gacsi. As some of you know, he has not been posting as often as he likes to, over the past year. Last June (2006) he incurred a back injury and in spite of numerous doctor's appointments, etc., his pain has only increased, and his range of movement has been continually diminishing.

Sunday,(7/29) he checked into the Huntington Memorial Hospital, in Pasadena, California, with perpetually excruciating back pain. Very quickly, the emergency room's amazing medial staff was able to help mediate the intensity of his pain with beneficial medications. He was then admitted to room E633, on the orthopedic floor.

The good news is that this morning (8/2) he is undergoing balloon kyphoplasty surgery (on his middle and lower vertabrae) by the the gifted healing hands of orthopedic surgeon, Dr. William Costigan.

Dad will remain in the hospital overnight for observation and may be able to go home as early as the next day, Friday (8/3). He is looking forward to being able to sit at the computer again; and reconnect with all of you special musicians on a more frequent basis.

I thank all of you for sharing and enriching his joy of music by being a part of this unique community.

Wishing you all inspired musical moments, creative flashes, fun, friendship and support in your various life adventures,
April
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8/5/2007 7:19 PM

Jim Heidinger (8553) wrote:

The guru will be back stonger than ever! All the best to you and Charlie. He's a great man and has touched many lives with his knowlege and passion for music.

Jim

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8/5/2007 7:56 PM

Steve Cass (14763) wrote:

April--

Thank you so much for keeping us informed of Charlie's adventures (!). Give my best to Charlie.

Steve

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8/6/2007 11:48 AM

Dale Lindsey (8281) wrote:

April,

Thank you for keeping us up to date about your father. People sometimes just disappear from this site and sometimes they come back and sometimes they don't. We often don't know if they are okay or not. It is good to hear that Charlie is alright and will be back with us here soon. Please convey my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Thanks again,
Dale

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8/6/2007 12:02 PM

Lloyd Earle (844) wrote:

I wish Charlie well.

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8/6/2007 5:13 PM

Bill North (12505) wrote:

April,
Sorry about not seeing this sooner but the ironic thing is that I've been spending much more time working through Charlies lessons than I do on the "fretbuzz". I'm sending good vibrations to Charlie in hopes it will speed his recovery.

Thanks for keeping us up to date, Charlie is an integral part of the Wholenote experience!

Bill~~~

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8/6/2007 5:44 PM

Chuck Stensrud (13014) wrote:

April,

I haven't been here for a bit. Sorry to hear Charlie is in the hospital, but glad to hear about his progress. I am looking for his return here - he is definitely one of the main pillars of this site, and his years of accumulated knowledge and his passion for quality have been invaluable here.

Not only that, but he added a lot of character to Wholenote. I know that one of these days we will miss him sorely!

chuck stensrud

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8/9/2007 6:00 PM

Charles Gacsi (42523) wrote:

Many times I put my foot in mouth and wish I could erase any inconsideration that I may have made to those I care for.I have many short falls in these areas. Love to all. For me I have to learn to put them always first.

Please God gide me. I am truly sorry. I don't want to lose those I love.

Charlie

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8/9/2007 6:44 PM

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Charlie,

Glad you're back and hope you're feeling better!

Andy S.

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8/9/2007 7:12 PM

Sandra Goodfellow (6568) wrote:

Good to see you Charlie, I hope you are now fully recovered

Sandra

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8/10/2007 6:13 AM

James Walczak (4510) wrote:

Welcome Back Charlie!
I hope the back's feeling better...pop a pain pill for me there bro :-). I have a fair idea of what you've been going through and you certainly have my deepest sympathies...living with pain sucks. I hope you recovery quickly and recover well. If there's anything I can do, please feel free to ask!

Bright Blessings & Gentle Breezes,
Jim

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8/10/2007 5:04 PM

Bill North (12505) wrote:

Glad your back up and about, Charlie.
Keep healing, we'll be waiting here for you.
Bill~~~

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8/10/2007 6:25 PM

Michael Warren (6249) wrote:

WhooHoo!!!! Glad you're healing up. It's good to have you back.

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8/10/2007 7:10 PM

David Mackie (11072) wrote:

Glad you're ok Charlie. Hope the doctors did you some good. My own dad, roughly your age, has been having his own back problems a couple years now and doesn't trust the doctors around here at all. Frankly I don't totally blame him ;-)

I know though, that there are some good doctors in the world and I hope you had one.

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