hi ed thank you for the followup. everything went great. dr Epstein has an amazing staff. the girls were great! i can only remember cynthia by name but they all were great. danny was the most helpful for me of all he really went out of his way to make sure everything was as smooth and painless for me as possible. so if you could let dr e. know that would be great. the hurricane was pretty awful up here but im doing ok up here and im recovering just fine so far! thank you again for everything! im glad i chose dr Epstein as my doctor!