February 25, 2010

February 25, 2010
Surgery Day

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Thursday and I hope you are having a safe and great week so far. It is a very chilly and windy start to the day here in south Florida with the temps in the high 40s. But I will not complain since I see my friends in the northeast are expecting up to another two feet of snow in the next day or so. Pretty bad if you consider they were just digging out for a previous two feet of snow from a week ago. Just one more reason I live in South Florida.

Today is surgery day for me. The surgery is being done by the doctors at NOVA university. So I am writing my blog very early this morning before I head for the hospital. I am hoping for the best and being positive there will be no complications. I hope to be back home very soon. But in case I have to stay, I wanted to do a blog entry before I left.

First, I would like to thank all of you for the hundreds of loving and caring messages of support and encouragement. I am so fortunate to have so many friends who care what happens to me. I woke up this morning to another fifty messages after the over two hundred I received yesterday. I will also like to thank all of you who called yesterday. I ended up talking until me cell phone battery died... twice. LOL.

So now I am getting ready to take my shower, get dressed and head out. But remember all of you are always in my thoughts and prayers and I greatly appreciate being in yours also.

I hope you have a fantastic day. Remember to get out there and live you life. Do something special for yourself. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow and life is not a dress rehearsal.

What I always tell people is no matter what is currently going on in your life, no matter how sick you might be, no matter how bad the side effects from medications or treatments; there is always some one worse off. At least we woke up this morning on the right side of the ground and were given the gift of another day of life. Make an effort today to smile at someone and earnestly ask them how their day is going... and then really listen to their answer. A smile costs so little but can give so much to the person who receives it. So make the most of your day and life.

And by the way, do not forget to tell those you care about that you love them today. You never know when you might not get another chance.

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope and happiness. I love all of you.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab