Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Despite so much neuroblastoma, twerps are awesome

Good morning! While I have received some great email (and lots of it) in response to my last few updates regarding neuroblastoma, I have also received some nastigrams from family members who want an update on the twerps. I find it ironic that they have completely forgotten that this is my diary and I get to write about whatever subjects I want to. What can I say? This is an incredible time in neuroblastoma research. In fact, there is so much going on that you would be in complete disbelief. There is a neuroblastoma storm a brewin'.

Regardless, knowing that there is so much incredible "research talk" coming down the pike I figure I must share an update on the kiddos. In short, they are awesome. All have made complete recoveries and have happily reintegrated into their post strep lives. I guess the best part has been the weather. Each evening they have delighted in the back yard as I have quietly typed away on my keyboard in a lawn chair. The temperature has been perfect for them to get back into the swing of playing on the trampoline. Hours go by as Sydney carefully choreographs their every move. While there is some jumping, by and large, it is timed movements running across the trampoline in unison. I don't really understand the purpose but am somewhat impressed with the choreography. Singing and dancing in the evening, cocktails and a show - it doesn't get much better than that. The rest of their time seems to be focused on playing make believe in the back yard. In fact, they have gotten good enough that I am sometimes curious as to whether I have a herd of twerps or a litter of puppies. None the less, it is clear that they are having a wonderful time and that their imaginations are running wild. It is healthy, happy stuff.

Well, I had best be off. There is a mountain to climb.

My purpose will be with a pen today.

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