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by b_b 400 days ago · link · parent · post: The Cost Of Creativity
I want wish you all the best of luck. I know the men who will be handling your treatment. They are professionals of the absolute highest standard; there's nothing they can't do that others can. Its a bitter irony that you would be stricken with this disease, given mk's relationship to it. Your brother is a good friend and colleague of mine, so I will look forward to hearing good news from him.
by katakowsj 393 days ago · link
Ben. Thank you. It's been nice meeting you. One of the positives of a messy situation. Having spoken with you, my brother, and the staff of the Hermelin Tumor Team has been an eye opening experience. I never quite realized until two Thursday's ago how many limitiations I had been placing on the human experience and our ability to find solutions to the problems we encounter. I have been given, what I feel, is a rare glimpse of human ingenuity that so often gets lost in the din of our daily lives.
Currently, I hope to hold this perspective as strongly as I can. It is my goal to shed as much light on the successes that such fine individuals as yourself have been setting me up for all along. If there are any specifics to which I can be helpful, please let me know immediately. On the contrary, please let me know if it is helpful to shut my yapper at any time. According to my wife, and some handy brain and behavior resources, some of my expressive "filters" have been affected, at least temporarily. The changes seem small to me so far. My wife has noticed some, but I expect some adjustments will definitely take place.
Overall, the news is good. Relatively small and welcome opportunity costs are associated with my improved outlook. It all seems to relate back to economics in some way. Unlimited wants versus limited resources. Or, as the Stones said it so well, "You can't always get what you want...but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need." Gettying a bit sappy. Brain filter back on. Thank you.
by katakowsj 400 days ago · link
In my conversations with the fine human beings that will be handling my treatment, I have gained a new perspective about what is possible through creativity. Surgery and the "cancer" word aside, I've can see that my ulitimate future outcomes are hardly different than anyone else I know. I've just got a little work to do starting Thursday. I am in the very best of hands.
Before I walked into the office and met my help last Friday, I could not have expected to feel as fortuitous as I do now. Both gentlemen clearly demonstrated their expertise in gliomas, but more importantly, demonstrated just as clearly, that my problem and their solutions were matched as well as anyone could ever expect.
I tend to feel stronger that people are creativity traders more than ever before.