Saturday, December 31, 2011

Timing is everything

As you could probably tell from my last post I was extremely disappointed with how things were going up here. As I said I knew the tumor had progressed just from the symptoms I was going through that did not make it any easier to hear that was the case. It seems we're back on track to hook this device up. I was feeling extremely down for a while because this device is not a miracle worker. It is designed to sue reds the growth of tumor cells, but not necessarily destroy them. This means I'll probably be wearing this device as long as there is no progression of the tumor. I posted pictures on face book of what it will look like once it is attached. It is nothing that will go unnoticed.
In the grand scheme of things it is a small price to pay. Thinking about having to deal with this was bothering me.
That combined with the idea of having to go through a spinal tap was not giving me a whole lot to look forward to.
Then my friends came through in a big way. As most people know I am a huge patriots fan. I got news that they got me tickets to the patriots game this Sunday. This is no small gesture considering the location of the tickets gotten on short notice. I am really excited for this and it came at just the right time since I was pretty bummed out. Even the game will only be about 3 hours the impact will last much longer.
I am feeling reinvigorated about taking this on. There will certainly be hard times to come, but knowing how many people have decided they have a stake in me getting better means more than words can describe.
Thanks for all the support. Although it has been appreciated, support does not have to come in grand gestures or surprises every time. Just letting me know you're there or hanging out from time to time is enough. But it seems as though you guys know me well enough to sense when in need a pick me up. Thanks again.

1 comment:

Drew said...

You have wonderful and generous friends, big guy. Even when you are in the darkest of places, you can hang your hope on the fact that you are not alone. Thank you for sharing these updates with us.