|May 2012, Six Days Post-Op|
Yesterday, I celebrated this anniversary with a 65 mile bike ride, including my first Boston Brain Tumor Ride. The recovery has gone well. The last of my screenings is this Wednesday morning. If it also goes well, I can finally say with certainty that I have health back.
|November, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel|
While I don't recall many of the questions that I had for my oncologist, there is one that is with me everyday. It came after the diagnosis, and after I'd seen the results of my MRI, showing the damage first hand. It was the hardest question to ask, "will I be here for my son's graduation?" The doctor answered with a question of his own, "how old is your son?".
|With Benji on the 2014 Israel Ride|
On my bike ride home yesterday, I took a detour and rode through Elm Bank. This is where friends and family were good enough to take me for many of my daily walks after the surgery. While the walks started with a few shaky steps, they grew to 5 - 10 miles a day over the first 10 weeks. That allowed me to get back on my bike in time for the 2012 Pan-Mass Challenge:
|Guy's Amphitheater (top right), Dedicated in his memory on the 2016 Israel Ride|