Last Friday, February 11th marked the six year anniversary of my diagnosis. A few of us gathered at a local watering hole for a few beers and some lively conversation. I wasn’t up for anything big, and this was a big step from years past when I may have blogged about it or discussed the significance of the day with Mary.
I can’t imagine a day when we have a big party celebrating remission, a cure, etc. But I can imagine a ten year celebration. After all, I’m now practically a week into year seven!
There is so much going on right now. Work is keeping me busy. It’s that time of year when I put together the catalog for our annual church auction/fundraiser. I also am preparing for a speech the first week of March. I will share more about this event with you at a later date. I also have been asked to submit a short letter for inclusion in one of the PC advocacy group's annual report. We have an FLHW Board meeting this week and I also have a committee meeting for a different project at church. So I guess that answers the question that might have guided you to log in to my blog, ‘I wonder how David is doing?”!
My presentation is all but complete, I just need to practice. The draft of the letter is currently being reviewed and tweaked by editorial staff (Mary). Keeping busy benefits me in many ways, but the main one is to keep my mind off of the disease. I don't dwell on it often or for very long, and I appreciate the many distractions that I have throughout my day to avoid it from becoming a constant obsession.
So in conclusion, as I begin year seven, I once again feel blessed and remain optimistic about the future.