Sorry for getting a bit sappy
What I’ve read from all of you
Over the past 6 days, I’ve had some very difficult nights, and the days have not been any easier. I’ve faced tough decisions, and spent time in a Chinese hospital, trying to communicate to doctors who think differently, use a different language, and operate on a completely different patient care model than I am used to. Throughout this time, I’ve received support from near and far, and it is, to a large extent, this support that made all of this easier.
As I laid in my hotel room, my fellow riders were delivering tea, bananas, medications, drugs and other things, all in an effort to make me more comfortable. From afar, my family sent TXT messages, called me on the phone, and sent emails, all of which show how much they care about me, and that I had their full support, regardless of what I needed.
And finally, the support from all of you. Some of whom I’ve known my whole life and others, whom I’ve met over the last 10-20 years with the Audi Club, or in the SF Bay area. I’ve received support from my new friends and family in the South Carolina area, and of course, there is the support that I’ve received from all of you. You are not simply readers of a blog, you are all passengers on the train of my life, and this adventure.
Many of you have said how you believe I am strong, and even so, it seemed to be a difficult set of events to get through. But, the truth is that, it is with the support of all of you that I’m able to not only get through this, but do it with a bit of dignity, and a sense of humor. I never take myself too seriously, but I always take myself seriously. So, to all of you who know me so well, please accept my personal and heartfelt thanks for all that you’ve done to keep my spirits high, and to always give me something to think about.
I especially want to thank my son Christopher, granddaughter Isabella, and friend Toni for all of the support they’ve given me over the phone, and through emails.
Thank you one and all.
Today, I ride with my spirits high, the wind at my back, and The Allman Brothers in my ear. It will be a great day