What a good day yesterday. I got to sit down with Mark (skydog) and Oliver (Radeck) and their families. It was absolutely awesome to sit down and talk face to face with people who are going through the exact same thing. And what wonderful people. I think we talked for 2+ hours but it felt like ten minutes as everything you wanted to say gets washed out with enthusiastic greetings and warm feelings and before you know it, you're just bs'ing with friends. It was great to meet you guys and Oliver I have to say that your baby boy is flat out one of the most beautiful and well behaved 8 month olds I have ever seen. I couldn't quit staring at his 'Siberian Husky' eyes. Watch out for that guy, he is going to be a real heartbreaker.
And Mark, your spirit is the big thing you come away remembering; just as I'd imagined from all your posts. I just had a great time and I hope we can see each other again today. It was a beautiful fall day in NoCal yesterday and we hung out by the pool until we all got too chilly. What a great day.
And then it was on to the medical center to meet Beth (CHRInv) and fam. Once again, salt of the earth people. We are just all so cool.
So now it's off to get my check up for round 2. Let's hope it went as well as round 1's check up went.
! It was great meeting you and Pat and KC. You've got a great family there. And then when Dake walked in and was like "what are you doing here?", it was awesome. I think he knows how much we are all pulling for each other and supporting one another. Just a great day all around.
So now I go back in the tube in a couple of hours. Let's hope the round 2 stent took like the first two. I am hoping he doesn't have to go in and 'clean up' or anything. My INR was so stable this time except for one time at the very beginning, but it was never low, so I hope that means that what was supposed to happen, happened.
We are definitely a crew, and no matter how all this turns out, we need to have a reunion at some point. There is just too much we have gone through seperately together! So it's a dreary start to the day today, nothing like the blue skys and shorts weather of last time, but it's all good.
And lastly Mark, I sent you much good juju last night that Dake is able to fix you up. You are a very vital, outdoorsy dude and I just hope you can get fixed up. Seeing that glimpse initially after last time leaves me hopeful that maybe Dake's accumulated knowledge to this point will allow him to see it like he's seeing something he knows what to do with. Let's hope for hang gliding in the future and hopefully you don't have to go to that happy place this time when they're in your head!