Many of you have asked how I’m doing. I’m happy to say that things are going quite well. It’ll be hard for you to look me in the eye and NOT wonder, “how can he say that?”.
A friend and customer of mine innocently asked me this week, “what can’t you do that you wished you could?”. I started to answer and thought, … well I can drive. Although, it is still uncomfortable for me (and certainly my passengers!). I’m able to make it to all of my kids events … and that’s a lot. I can see well enough to read and work on the computer. I make it to all of my appointments on my own and can carry a conversation with most anyone. I can golf, although not very well. Some may say that I didn’t golf very well with two eyes.
My stamina has improved greatly. There were probably 6 months where you would find me napping during the middle of the day. There were many times that I just had to close my eyes because I was either tired of seeing or unable to keep my lids open. Those days are gone. Just last week, there were several days when I left home at 7:00 AM and didn’t return until 7:00 that evening. It’s true, I was more excited about that then Connie. Work has been refreshing.
I’m sort of an adrenaline junkie. The excitement that builds in my body when I have a big day approaching is kind of troubling. If I have golf in the morning, I’m up at 4:30 or earlier. If I watch a suspense-filled TV show or sporting event, I can’t get to sleep for hours. Once I wake up, even if it’s to use the restroom, I start to think about my day ahead. That’s probably not different from many of you.
More refreshing than work has been my family. Colin, Jess and Grant have a dad and Connie has a husband again. We’re planning a big trip and hope to be able to share it with everyone soon. There was a time when I didn’t want to plan a vacation. That was when I wasn’t sure if there was another shoe that was going to fall. I hated the idea of making plans only to have them changed abruptly.
Time heals all wounds.