Lisa and I are in the air as I write this. On an Alaska flight to Seattle from Los Angeles, after spending this week with Keith and Leanne and our granddaughters, Hazel and Georgia.
I’m glad I listened to Joe’s advice and shared what’s going on with my health to our audience. I hesitated, because I don’t like to burden anyone, and because I enjoy living as normal, every possible minute. In fact, that’s a strategy. Podcasting and making Maple Syrup during chemo and radiation gave me a mission. Behind the scenes I had so much help, Lisa held everything together… and in the Sugar House Hank and Rich, David and Brian, and some wonderful neighbors made my job easy. For the podcast… Zip, Ed, and Spike did the heavy lifting and were so flexible when we had to juggle the recording times. Some of it was difficult, but thanks to you it was all good and worth it.
And I guess I’m realizing that including our radio family, listeners and friends is giving me energy and strength to be positive for what’s ahead. And that’s actually a scientifically valid strategy – staying positive can boost your immune system.
The outpouring of support here means a lot, even though I can’t keep up and respond to all. From colleagues like Dori, BJ, and Ron and Don… going back to wonderful friends I worked with decades ago… to so many listeners with great memories and words of optimism, and prayer… I couldn’t feel luckier.
Since we’re all family… here’s the schedule. I have my surgery Tuesday May 10th at Virginia Mason. Lisa will post something here that night, and you might hear from Zip, Ed, and Spike too.
Thank you for wishing me well. I’ll be back here as soon as I’m up to it, reading and enjoying every word posted.