Even though he's from Gainesville (aka The Holy Land), I've never been a big Tom Petty fan. That said, I always did like his song "The Waiting"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMyCa35_mOg (this video doesn't really stand the test of time, does it?).
The song's chorus "The Waiting Is The Hardest Part" is top of mind for me. Due to a website issue, this blog was down and I had to wait to post a new update (hopefully nobody got "nervous" when you didn't hear from me). Also, I was waiting for the the chemo part of the process to be done and the stem cell infusion to start.
The good news is that I now have my stem cells (and my "new" birthday). Just finished the infusion about 30 minutes ago. Maybe they'll make me grow taller!!! It has been nice to have both Jen and my Mom here with me during the process.
Not much to do now but to continue "The Waiting" for the chemo to drop my blood counts to zero and "The Waiting" for the stem cells to build them back up again. Continued thanks to all of you for sending me your prayers, good vibes, positive karma, rightheous chi....or whatever positivity works in your world. I'll take it in all shapes and sizes.