I was the best Tom Denham I had ever been in the weeks surrounding my surgery in 1991 to remove a tumor growing on the front edge of my spine under my heart. The pain from the surgery lingered for months, but so did the openness of my heart. I told people I loved them. I asked for help. I was at peace with being dependent. I don’t want to have thoracic surgery again or be unable to swing my legs out of bed without help, but gratitude came easy in those days.

Thanks for reminding...

I was the best Tom Denham I had ever been in the weeks surrounding my surgery in 1991 to remove a tumor growing on the front edge of my spine under my heart. The pain from the surgery lingered for months, but so did the openness of my heart. I told people I loved them. I asked for help. I was at peace with being dependent. I don’t want to have thoracic surgery again or be unable to swing my legs out of bed without help, but gratitude came easy in those days.

Thanks for reminding me.

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