Some of the more alert questers out there may have noticed that I decline to explicitly name the legendary Great Healers of the reclusive AGH tribe. I do this, as I have not secured permission from any of these clerics to do so. And, since my transcription of our conversations are never 100% accurate, it is safer all around.
So, that that brings me to the next point of reader interaction – a simple question. Can being diagnosed with Stage IV kidney cancer be a blessing? Yes, yes, a thousand time yes. You may have to stretch your mind around on this one a bit, but I’ll try my best to explain.
Point one. I always kind of hoped that people viewed me in a positive light, and that on average, I generated more mirth than frustration. Seeing the cavalcade of calls, e-mails, texts, cards, and gift bags that have streamed into our house, was staggering, and I feel blessed beyond belief. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that you are loved and supported by so many people is simply grand. It makes me want to be an even better husband, son, brother, relative, and friend. And, boy do I plan to do so once the big C is in my rearview.
Point two. Nothing I have experience to this point in my life has had quite as profound an ability to shine a big ray of clarity on who I am, what I want to be, and how do feel I can best achieve that goal. I am very excited about this ability to move into a new phase of my life – one that I believe will be very satisfying and rewarding.
Unfortunately, kind reader, I’m starting to fall asleep, so break time looms. More to come!