Dear Gavriel, Henry and Nachum
Just to put it in black and white, I am not suffering every day, day in and day out. In fact, my chemo reaction seems to be milder than what many others report: I am 'lucky' or, blessed.
I also learned that since my intervals between chemo infusions had been extended, from time to time, does not mean tht I have 'lost time' by not receiving the next infusion 'on time.' Rather, I was told that the delay means that the chemo was Still Working. So I have NOT lost time.
It is now about ten days since the new infusion [through wrist and liver] and I am having a mild reaction, Thank G-d. Hopefully, Iwill receive # 2 nest week.
I have been keeping busy, and out of trouble. Thursday I met with Kathy [formerly Philips] and Jim [her new husband of 10 years] and suggested afternoon tea at the Waldorf Astoria. It was delightful and fun !
Saturday I violated my 'one thing a day' dictum, and loved it ! I A] went to services at shul, then B] I was invited to a birthday party for my old New Jersey friend, Andrea Green, by her son Keith, an architect who asked me especially to be there. Although I Have NOT been in contact with her for a year or so, I went along, for 'old times sake.' The small party was given at the cafe of the Whitney Museum, and I met some of her old boyfriends. [Weird.]
C] Then, in the evening, my old C&C school friend Fritz Kraber invited me to the ABT 'Don Quixote' Ballet at the Met. Couldn't refuse. I slept for an hour B 4 the start. Wonderful, and I am sure that Tzar Nicholas would have enjoyed the choreography. Fritz was in from Austin TX, where he teaches music, and I only see him, and wife Joan, once a year. All in all, exhausting but worth it.
Needless to say, I slept most of the next day, all day. But James and I had supper together [fish and chips]. I rested, and my belly was full. James leaves for England Wednesday, and I am throwing a 'gathering' on Tuesday evening [mostly for a few friends and the Chavurah group] to see him off.
Hope you are enjoying yourseves and that you all are well, receiving abundant benefits both spiritually and materially, and a good slice of joy
Much love to all, yr., Dad