August 29, 2001|
Ed = Art
I don’t watch TV much. But I do watch one show. It’s called “Ed.” On Wednesdays from 8 – 9pm you will typically find me curled up on the couch laughing at the Letterman-esque humor (Letterman is the executive producer, and his two old producers are the main writers and producers of the show), oogling over Carol Vecesy (the main female character) and ignoring all other distractions. The phone goes straight to voicemail, the e-mails get unchecked…you get my drift.
Basic premise of the show: Ed is a New York City lawyer who gets fired on the same day he finds his wife sleeping with the mailman. Reeling from the blows, he returns to his hometown (Stuckeyville, OH), buys a bowling alley, starts up a law practice, and pursues the girl of his high school dreams. Along the way he has to deal with frustrations of starting over again, of having to restart friendships, of having to adjust himself from the city that never sleeps to the city that is continually napping.
Why do I mention all of this? Well, I will be pulling an “Ed” come mid-Sept. I won’t be getting fired. I surely don’t have a wife, let alone one to get caught in adultery. I don’t have a girl from high school that I am pursuing. But I will be moving from The Big City to smalltown America. I will be experiencing all that Ed has gone through in that transition. Leaving great friends, a phenom company, an awesome church, a quality apartment…to start anew at home.
But I must. As it appears now, I got three months or so of ABVD and/or MOPP chemo awaiting me. Depending on how those treatments work will determine if and when I will need to do a bone marrow transplant.
So more tangibly speaking here’s the deal:
Finish up work – first week of Sept.
Meet with doctor about biopsy – first week of Sept.
Biopsy – second (hopefully) or third week of Sept.
Art’s East Coast Farewell tour (stops in Philly, Lancaster, Pittsburgh, etc)- after biopsy, mid-Sept.
That’s the story.
While I am bummed about leaving NYC and having to do more chemotherapy, I am relieved to at least have a plan of action and a schedule.
The prayer calendar will be going up very soon. Look for a future posting about how to get involved.
I also have a ton of stories and adventures from this summer that I have neglected to share. I will try and do an update solely on those sometime soon.
See you soon!