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Dear Dhamma friends,

Sayadaw continues recovering from surgery nicely in a steady pace.  He walks around the hallway inside hospital 4 times a day with very little help.  He is talking more and can recite pali suttas.  If he has no problem swallowing soft food, I believe the nasal feeding tube will be removed and he is ready to be discharged tomorrow.

The initial Oncology consultation appointment is on Wednesday, April 27 at 9:00 am at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City which has a contract with Kaiser for Radiation treatment.  Sequoia Hospital is equipped with state of the art Varian Clinac 21 EX Silhouette linear accelerator, the only one of its kind in California.  Its many features include Multi-leaf Collimator-internalized shielding, enhanced dynamic wedges and IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) capabilities.  The treatment can be precisely tailored for each patient.  The machine offers 3 different photon x-ray energies and 6 electron energies.

Kaiser Hospital has already delivered a new hospital bed to the monastery for Sayadaw.  We are planning to hire day and night nurses for Sayadaw.  We have established a new fund account for Sayadaw's health expenditures.  If you would like to help for Sayadaw's health expenses, please send you contributions to TBSA and incicate "Sayadaw's Health Fund" on your check.

Thank you all for your prayers for Sayadaw, your well
wishing postcards, flowers and phone calls of
encouragement.

With metta,
Myat Htoo

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