Tomorrow I go back to work. It has been eleven months since I stopped working. This is momentous for me. My first day is already hectic as I begin by doing lithotripsy (breaking stones) in Sacramento. It seems fitting as stones have always been my forte. I am still fatigued; the severity of which varies from day to day. but I am invigorated by the prospect of seeing patients again.
Soon it will be one year since Barbie and I began this website. At the time, I had no idea the impact that this endeavour would have on me. The wonderful feedback that we have received has carried us through some tough times. I remain unaware of its total readership. Some have suggested putting a counter on the site to see how many 'hits' we get. However, there is some bliss of ignorance as I assume there are only a small number of intimate friends reading this. Thus, I tend to write without self-censoring.
I wish to thank you faithful followers of our remarkable journey with a small token of gratitude. I want to share a story that I wrote. The kernel of this story of fiction came initially in a dream that I had while in the hospital for the stem cell transplant. As I awoke and lay there in the dark, the kernel took root and begin to grow into the story that I now share. Ultimately, it took over my waking thoughts in those quiet moments as one tries futilely to fall asleep. The only solution was to write it down.
I will post it in five chapters; the first chapter tomorrow.
I hope that you enjoy it.
I am so happy for you that you return to work tomorrow. I am excited to hear about how it all goes and to read your story.
I'm sure that it will be wonderful to return to work as long as you take it easy! :)
Well, I don't know that I am one of the "small number of intimate friends", but as I've read your blog this year I've developed more faith, hope, and, yes, charity too. Thank you for sharing your journey. John's working on a fun music project that you and Barbie would love.
YEAH, you are going back to work!
I can't wait to read the first chapter.
I'm thrilled for you that you get to go back to work! Also, I don't know if you know about "blurb". It is a website where you can upload you blog (really easy and fast) and they can put it into a book for about $50. or so. It is awesome. I have decided to make a "blurb" book every year of my blog. YOU have so much more interesting stuff for a book!
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