Even though we knew the story in advance, reading John L. Smith’s column this morning about his diagnoses and treatment for cancer still caused my wife and I to pause and think as if this were the first time we had heard it.
As you probably know, I went through prostate cancer surgery a year ago followed immediately by open heart surgery. We know the feeling. You wonder "Is this it?" followed by a subset of questions about this generation and the next. Eventually you come to a place in which you become resigned to the idea that it is best to think about things one day at a time.
The ability to think beyond tomorrow is both a luxury and a curse.
I was glad to see John write about his cancer. I hope he continues. And, of course, we look forward to reading about John L’s recovery and discoveries along the way. It’s a journey, buddy.