Tuesday. Day+12. Yesterday, Hillary took me down to the beach for a brisk walk and some sea air. Today, I’m feeling about 85% of normal. I not all that fatigued. My appetite is near normal, although I still experience some queasiness. All in all, I’m recovering well and much faster than I would have expected to.
I’m very grateful for that.
But it may go without saying, but I feel I should say it anyway, I’m SOOOOO grateful to the community of support I’ve received during this ordeal. Specifically….
I’m grateful to all of you who have called, written, come to visit, and expressed your care and concern throughout. It is particularly gratifying that this community encompasses old friends from places in my past such as Horlick High, UW, UCLA, CUNA, TECU, Kforce, JWA, and many other stops along the road. And to hear from new friends from places like Pinpoint, my tennis group, the synagogue, the Manhattan Magnums, the Beach Cities Folk Music Group, Manhattan Beach neighbors, business colleagues, and, of course, my extended family is both humbling and heartening. It honestly makes me feel like I must be doing something right in my life to deserve such wide ranging care and support.
I’m extraordinarily grateful to the medical community that has done such an excellent job of taking care of me and making me feel comfortable and confident. The nurses and doctors at Cedars were outstanding and made a difficult situation not all that bad. And I can’t forget the ongoing support from the local Cancer Care Associates. I’ve always said that I don’t really mind going there, I just hate the fact that I have to.
I’m grateful to my fellow travelers. Those that have been through the same treatment and helped prepare me for what was coming. And those who will soon be taking the journey and have expressed their thanks to me for helping show theme the way. Of course, I wish you all a comfortable ride, a speedy recovery and excellent results.
And I could not possibly be more grateful to my spos. Not to get too drippy about it here, but how did I get so lucky?
So, thanks to all of you who have been keeping up with me by reading this blog and showing your support in so many ways. I am truly blessed.