I took the shuttle from the hotel to Mayo Clinic this morning at 0600, instead of driving and fighting to find a place in the behemoth parking structures. Much less hassle and only a 2.5 mile trip. After the CT scan and X-rays, I met with Dr. Sanchez who answered my questions about the outcome for full reverse shoulder arthrolasty. In a nutshell, he noted I could gain about 70% more elevation with my right arm, which was all I needed to hear. That could mean fly fishing again and bait casting, as well as an easier time setting up and using the view camera. The down side is six weeks in a sling-non-negotiable, due to the delicacy of the bone and tendon transplants, courtesy of a cadaver ( which I hope was a strong young basketball player ). Two more appointments tomorrow and then battle this blizzard “Quinn” home to Rauhallinen Farm. You know when the weather service names a blizzard, it won’t be pretty. May get stuck in Rochester another day if they close the highways.