Sue tells me that in writing circles it is often suggested that coming up with a title is half the battle. In that case, I guess I’m half way done writing my book! I hope you’ll enjoy it: it’s called “How A Semi-Colon Punctuated My Life’s Sentence”. I admit I’m dubious, though, that you’ll ever be able to get that one on Amazon, unless Sue takes ownership of the project. :-)
Anyway, what I’m really writing about is to provide a short update and to remind you that 1) I’m not dead yet, 2) I haven’t forgotten about you, and 3) that I’d love to hear from you, too.
So, my situation is that I can hardly believe how good I’m feeling these days. I’d say it’s the polar opposite of how I felt a year ago when I was going through the depression following my first liver surgery. I don’t think I’m quite at 100% for energy/stamina, but I’m coming close, and I think that’s the only issue left at this point (apart from the neuropathy that I expect to have to live with the rest of my life). I was able to stand up for an entire hockey game last weekend! In fact, I’m feeling so good that my family (I and my three siblings and families) are making plans for NEXT Christmas! Just a few months ago I didn’t know if I’d see LAST Christmas! Life is good! God is good!
That, I suppose, is a good prelude for this week. Today I had my PET scan and blood work done in preparation for my 3-month check-up next week (I know, it’s closer to 4 months by now, but…). I honestly don’t know what I should be expecting next week. On the one hand, I’m feeling quite good, but on the other hand we’ve been here before. Perhaps I should start worrying, eh? My Mom always said “worrying must work because 99% of the things you worry about never happen”. But, that doesn’t really seem to be my nature, so I’ll live my life and send another update after next week’s appointment, when hopefully we’ll have just a little more idea of what God has in store for me in the coming months/years.
Thanks for reading!