Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What Is a stronger word for thank you?

For the nurses and aides who treat me better than many people treat their own children.

For the therapists who routinely get hurt so I won't get hurt.

For the people who bring me my meals and treat me better than any waiter ever did.

For the people who clean my room who see me once a week and know my name.

For the doctors who work tirelessly to fix me.

To the Recreational Therapist who came in on a Saturday and helped me type this.

To the medical schools who taught one young nurse how to properly diagnose me and got me to go to the hospital immediately.

Lawrence O'Donnell said it better than me, but I would have used the whole hour.

Later I will write things that may make you laugh and things that have made me cry.


  1. I often use the marathon as a metaphor for life. There comes a time during that marathon when there is nothing left but guts. You either quit or dig deep. You have not only dug deep many times, but you have helped others reach that finish line.
    Some marathons take longer than others, some are more difficult than others, some hit us as if we were not ready for it, no matter how prepared. They all have a finish line and you have reached it every time. You will reach this one because you know how to dig deep.

  2. Mike, I think I love you (in a manly sort of way). Your gratitude in the midst of your personal trial is simply amazing. Consider me a friend forever...MIke Koplin

  3. Hello Mike, I googled it re your previous post to better understand the syndrome.
    I cannot begin to imagine the personal trial and journey you and your beautiful family are on, but please know you are in my prayers and thoughts.

  4. Glad to hear you are doing better!

  5. Hi, Mike. You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. Since you are a runner, this quote from the book of Hebrews, chapter 12 comes to mind, "Let us run with patience the race that is set before us"

  6. I'm a fellow park slope parent and anonymous fan of your blog. I've missed reading your sly observations and hilarious takes on things. It's nice to see you back online and hope you are feeling strong enough to type again soon!

  7. hi Mike, its Alan your roommate for 5 days in the hospital. I admired your strength along with your sense of humor every day and will continue thinking of you probably the rest of my life. Wishing you only the best, take good care


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