Ed was experiencing severe back pains during BNYC the week of July 22-28, and took medication for the pain to get through the week.
The following week he went to Palm Springs to Celebrate06 but the pain was so severe he was hospitalized briefly there and the next day flew back to Indiana, going straight to the emergency room at Kosciusko County Hospital in Warsaw.
He was then admitted to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, but returned to his home in Winona Lake on Saturday. According to doctors, who are reluctant to operate, the problem is a herniated disk, aggravated by strain, and they are seeking to treat it with therapy and non-surgical means.
Ed will be out of work all this week, resting and relaxing, and plans to be back next week half days (if his staff can hold him to that).
The word from CE staff is that it “looks like he has avoided the surgery at least for now, and is on the mend.” Your continuing prayers for Ed will be appreciated, and he prefers at this time not to have a lot of visitors and phone calls.