Two local videographers, Dr. Salkar’s son Swapnil Salkar and his colleague Ashish Ajgaonkar, came to interview Scott prior to the press conference. This was to preserve Scott’s voice as it takes a LOT of energy these days to talk for any length of time. We wanted to make sure we had something on tape in case he wasn’t up to the challenge today. (He was!) You can see the interview footage here on youtube. There were several local TV stations present as well as print media reporters to hear Scott and his doctor talk about what he has gone through. Dr. Salkar said in his 25 years of cancer medical practice he has never seen a patient who had the ascites drainage procedure not have the fluid return. Scott had 22 lbs of ascites removed on January 11 and it has yet to return. It was pressing on his lungs and the procedure relieved that, probably giving him these additional months of strength and creativity.If you have been reading the blog you know that Scott climbed 6 flights of stairs a day later on his own steam for a very special reason. The media also asked questions about my role as a caregiver and Scott’s upcoming art exhibition at Manipal Hospital as well as his newly conceived Smile 2 the End Foundation.