August 20, 2009 at 7:02 am

Alice, you sound…fierce…to me. I mean that as a compliment. You will need this resolve to get you through the rough spots. Will there be any way for us to get our good wishes to you while you are hospitalized? Perhaps somewhere where we may send cards?

And thank you so much for your good wishes.
I will share your ‘shoe’ analogy with Rob–he was up all night and when he wandered back to bed at 4 am, we talked for a while and he told me, “I’m bored with this disease. I like to learn new things, but the numbness and pain and tingling and poor balance and all the other crap are all too familiar now–I want a new disease.”
Funny outlook, but I think I might understand in light of your remarks.

Best, Natalie