TO THE EDITOR: I would like to thank everyone who sent me text messages, emails, cards, made phone calls and came to see me during my recent stay at CVPH.
It was overwhelming to hear from more than 80 people and still counting.
A big thank you to my family, especially my wife, Sharron, who takes care of me from hand to foot.
Another big thanks to Alex Benware, Jim Kowalowski, Frenchy Siskavich, Lloyd Clukey and others who helped us in our time of need.
Also, gratitude to my surgeon, Dr. Giroux, and my anesthesiologist. I have never had surgery before, and I was extremely anxious and hyper. They both spent a lot of time with me to explain the procedure before they put me under.
My anesthesiologist told me it was like he was giving me a glass of “fine Italian wine” and to “enjoy it.” That’s the only thing I remember. I woke up five hours later, and everything was done.
I don’t want to leave anyone out. Thank you very much to everyone who works at CVPH, especially the seventh-floor staff.
I really believe that when you are sick and in the hospital, you need tender loving care and services. This is exactly what I received.
I rate CVPH seventh-floor staff a Big 10. No doubt about it.
AMERICO “VES” PIVETTA
TO THE EDITOR: Income taxes — in fact, all fair taxes legitimately imposed — are indeed our civic duty.
I’ll go further: taxes are the price we pay collectively for our civilization, not only for our federal, state and local governments, but our military defenses, our police, our schools, roads, bridges and other shared facilities of all sorts.
Try to imagine for a moment what our lives would be like without those shared benefits.
Thank you for your good editorial in the Friday, Feb. 28, paper.