I was outside this morning shoveling my driveway. It wasn’t the two feet of snow that had already fallen in the past few weeks – we have a plow that comes for that. It was the 2-4 inches that fell last night.
The reactions from the neighbors were great. Everyone that drove by – “How are you?” “Should you be doing that?” “Can we help?” “How ARE you?” – Don’t get me wrong – I love the concern and the caring nature. Our community here in Westfield has been beyond the limits of kindness, generosity and concern. Its just that I CAN do things. I think too many times we get caught up in this disease – CANCER. We have to walk on egg shells around Cancer patients. What can I say? How do I approach them? How are they REALLY doing?
Let me tell you this. I am REALLY doing fine. Great as a matter of fact. I won’t know if my Cancer is gone until about mid to late April but I feel GREAT and as long as I feel great I will keep being ME. I work, I play, I shovel the driveway. I CAN do many things. I CAN go to the gym. I CAN play basketball with my son. I CAN lift my daughter up over my head. I CAN do P90X with my wife.
I have CANcer. That doesn’t mean I am limited. I am limited only in what I believe I CAN’T do … and I REFUSE to believe there isn’t anything that I can’t do.
So I appreciate the well wishes…don’t get the wrong idea. You all have been great, caring and concerned neighbors and I love each and every one of you. Except my neighbor Keith whose only comment this morning was “You missed a spot.”