Things are busy over here. This week has been a whirlwind of activity and I've blazed through it with energy that even surprises me sometimes. Later on today (Friday), I'm heading to San Francisco, where I’ll be hosting a WunderGlo Foundation event on Saturday night and receiving a legal award on Tuesday afternoon. I hit the road immediately after to head back home so I can make it for my O’Melveny basketball team’s first game of the season. And after that, I will get back to planning The WunderGlo Foundation’s biggest event of the year: our First Annual Cancer Warrior Awards Dinner and Silent Auction. It’s going to be such an awesome, fancy, inspiring event (full details on it later). It’s like planning a wedding, though. And two days after that epic event, we're having a launch party for my “12 Rounds for the Cancer Warrior” t-shirt line.
Meanwhile, I'm still taking great care of myself. 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night, gym every day, vegan eats and green smoothies, and vitamins and Lovenox shots. And I'm definitely not forgetting to savor each moment. I had an especially meaningful thought the other day that I wanted to share with you.
I took a break from my day and thought about what I had accomplished during the morning: O'Melveny work, Foundation planning, laughing with friends, zooming down the halls of the firm, etc. And I remembered that, just months ago, I was wearing a binder around my belly, pushing an IV pole, and carefully walking down the hospital halls at Keck/USC. Then I thought about when I couldn't walk at all in the days following my Sugarbaker surgery in Feb of 2011...when the best I could do was stand up in all my glory: with the chest tubes under my arms, JP drains in my gut, NG tube in my nose, catheter in my you know where, and IV line in my neck.
Then I thought again about my busy morning and smiled. Damn, it feels good to be where I am right now. It feels really, really good.