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I was back from my surgery last week and had a wonderful time on the show, but I'm not going to be here this week, it's not that I've had a relapse. It's just because of the technicalities of the taping order and all of that. So, you're gon na see Vanna( White) doing her Pat impression here ; she does a great job. And we have a special letter-toucher, so pay attention.