Monday, February 28, 2011

Good news!

Medical Update:

Luckily for me the lack of emphasis placed on the importance of deadlines and schedules has worked in my favor. Although the doctor told me the biopsy results would take 8-10 days to get back I called them this morning in the off-chance that they might be finished. They were.

It's not cancer and it's not tuberculosis (which they suspected). It simply a bacetrial infection that, hopefully, should be completely treated within a month or two with antibiotics. This is a huge relief and I cannot thank you all enough for the incredible outpouring of love and support. It is time like these when we are reminded of the community of people surrounding us who love and care for us always. As my Aunt, an eternal optimist, put it: we are there through the good and the not so good.

For all those who sent emails and messages I thank you so much. Your kind words were a huge support to me. For all those who kept my family and I in their thoughts and prayers, thank you. I feel truly blessed.

In one of those very coincidental moments in life I awoke this morning to a text from a young man I met a few weeks ago (it's common for me to receive texts like these). It said, "Sometimes, god fills our eyes with tears... Perhaps he makes our eyes get washed once in a while so that we could see life with a good vision again". Well put Roshan.

Thank you again to everyone for all of their wonderful support!

Check back soon for the much belated blog covering my trip to Mumbai!


  1. So glad you're okay Jim! I just read the last one and this one at the same time... wish I could have offered encouragement when you needed it most friend.

    But I'm glad you're okay nad I hope your infection goes away soon!

    missin you.

  2. :) your aunt is a pretty smart lady!

  3. Whew!!!!! God lives and breathes among us!

  4. Great News, Jim! Celebrating with you!Love that quote by Roshan....we truly don't know how blessed we are until things start to fall apart!
    Enjoy the peace that comes with good health!:)

  5. Glad to get the positive update. Your friends at OAPC are keeping you close and wishing you quick healing. Feeling "sickly" away from home is no picnic.

    Peace and Blessings,
    Bill and Helen

  6. Jim, Heard the great news from your dad tonight. Praises for the good news. Hopes for good recovery.

  7. your young aunt has wisdom beyond her young years !!Glad you are feeling better tried to phone at weekend will speak soon xx

  8. Glad to hear you are on the mend. Nothing like being out of town and being ill - and you are way out of town! Hope everything else is going as you had hoped - although things rarely do. Enjoy the experience, roll with the punches, smell the roses, soak it all in, etc....I look forward to a full report this summer. In the mean time, take care of yourself and keep us updated via the blog.