Erik MH:


Not quite a walk in the park

When I first learned that I had can­cer (while attend­ing Campers’ Week at Pine­woods), a good friend urged me to spend as much time as pos­sible out­side, walk­ing in the sunshine.

And when my fath­er-in-law heard last Septem­ber that I had can­cer, he wrote a very sup­port­ive note with many kind thoughts. This is the most rel­ev­ant today: .…

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Happy New Year!

I’m sorry not to have pos­ted for so long. tl;dr: Con­vales­cing takes patience, but all is well.

I’ve been home for three weeks now, and I’m very very happy to be here with my fam­ily and kit­ties. Gradu­ally over these weeks I’ve reduced the pain killers they had me take, and gradu­ally I’ve been able to expand what foods I can eat (almost any­thing at this point, but I need to be care­ful to eat it slowly and to not eat too much).…

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Going home!

Erik sitting up in a hospital bed, with a new “Visit Mordor” t-shirt
Vis­it Mordor!

It’s been a long slog, but things star­ted look­ing a little bright­er yes­ter­day, and this morn­ing Erik got the word that he could go home today!

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Thanks to you all

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I’d like to repeat my thanks to each of you for your con­tinu­ing encour­age­ment and well wishes. This is drag­ging on longer than we had hoped, and it’s your cheers and whis­pers and mes­sages and poetry that is keep­ing us going.

I felt I needed to share an example of the lat­ter with every­one, from a whilom cowork­er not nor­mally known for his Nashi­an versification: .…

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Finally, some progress!

Erik stands in a hospital corridor in his hospital gown, holding on to an IV pole; photographs of Austria hang on the walls
Erik pro­gresses

Monday and Tues­day were pretty frus­trat­ing, feel­ing like noth­ing was chan­ging, but then things star­ted happening: …

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