MaryAnn Stargel, Jim's Oldest Daughter, reports Jim has made it through major surgery on his back. He is in a tremendous amount of pain; however, doctors say the pain is expected to lessen greatly in the next 72 hrs. Surgeons at Harborview Medical Center have performed thousands of surgeries similar to Jim's with great success. The good news is he has been moved out of ICU & expected to begin physical therapy in a short time. The family expresses their thanks for your constant prayers. Recovery is going to be a difficult, painful process. Jim wants to return home as soon as possible. KEEP PRAYING.