I’ve got good news and better news. The good news is that I’m permanently going home to Orlando! Yesterday, we received word from Dr. Alsina that all my counts are looking great and it’s time for me to continue my recovery at home. Nobody thought that we’d be going home to Orlando so soon, so it’s nice to hear that my body has bounced back quicker than expected. Here’s a photo of Dr. Alsina pushing me out the door on behalf of all the staff at Moffitt who we suspect were getting tired of me hanging around.
The better news is that this is my last blog entry and you will no longer be subject to my ramblings. Now is the right time to end the blog for a number of reasons:
· There will be no hospital visits anymore and there’s not much exciting about my life when there’s not a medical sideshow going on
· Nobody wants to hear me talk about myself…especially me (show me someone who likes to talk about themselves and I’ll show you someone I’ll avoid in every social situation)
· School’s almost over and it’s time to focus on summer vacations, not medical stuff
Thanks to all of you who have followed along since my first post on May 1. Thanks also to those who posted comments (I read every single one), sent emails and phoned along the way. Thanks to those who sent prayers, good vibes and positive thoughts. Thanks to those who delivered food, both in Orlando and Tampa. Thanks to those who helped the kids, helped the grandparents and cut the lawn. Throughout all of this, Jen and I felt very blessed to have such a strong network of family and friends standing behind us and our family. All of your support made the process of recovery a lot easier and probably a lot faster than we could have reasonably expected.
For those in Orlando, I hope to see you soon although it will take me awhile to get back to my normal self. It will be a few weeks before I go back to work and I still need to be careful to avoid crowds. For those in other parts of country, I hope to talk to you soon and/or see you when you’re in Orlando or I can start traveling again.
Thanks again to everyone for your help and support along the way. Have a great Summer!