Monday, March 23, 2009

Modeh Ani

Tomorrow is my birthday...turning 45 and get to spend the day with my wife, an IV pole dripping with Rituxan and another opportunity to be glad to be here. Couldn't think of another way to spend my 45th and had hoped to finish up this round of Rituxan, but with the reaction I had on day one, we stopped the treatment and continued the following week. Now the last treatment will not be on my birthday as planned. Figure the best thing to give myself this year was the chance to feel better, be healthy and get ready for a great spring time and a big summer vacation.
My first words when I awaken will be...

Modeh ani lefaneicha melech chai v'kayam shehechezarta bi nishmati bechemlah - rabbah emunatecha
I gratefully thank you, O living and eternal King, for You have returned my soul within me with compassion - abundant is Your faithfulness!

Am I grateful? You bet ya!


Brian Koffman said...

Steadfast and also ever changing to meet the needs of the moment is the master of time and space.

G-d bless and many many more HAPPY BIRTHDAYS

I am in Dr Rai's waiting room sending this note.

John Wagner said...

Phooey, I meant to come here on Tuesday and wish you a Happy Birthday. Like everything else, I will blame it on Chemo Brain. So let me wish you a Happy Belated Birthday instead. Since you were attached to the IV Pole, you need to celebrate it all week anyway. I hope this finds you feeling well and may you have many, many more birthdays to come.