I just now got back to the board and saw Cool’s well intended post, but not exactly what I wanted to happen from my PM to him. Thanks Cool and several others that PM’ed me.
Let me answer your PM, post, and very kind PM’s from other board members right here on the board.
I had a major emergency lung surgery back in June. It has been a very hard and long recovery. I usually recover much faster and easier, but this this was different. In fact, my hands are shaking so badly now and I have to use a stylus - so this post will take me longer than an hour.
I’ve been dealing with severe chronic pain for 25 years, house bound. Thank the Good Lord for giving me the greatest of challenges, opportunities and business successes (largely in the financial reorganization world) in my first 45 years. I really accomplished a lot of things I never imagined- as I know all of you did.
Just a quick OT comment. I loved all sports and received several scholarship offers in baseball and football. And went to college on a baseball scholarship and even got a nice contract offer from the twins - my dream. The money was much different then so after a long consultation with my dad, I turned down the offer and went to a different school and got my MBA. When I graduated I didn’t think I knew squat and was terrified.
For the last 25 years I have been totally housebound (I find these people complaining about being so closed up lately, a bit amusing), dealing with critical chronic pain situations. Twelve years ago I got Guianne Barre Syndrome, an orphan disease for which there is no cure and no treatment. In 95% of the cases it goes away after 45 days or so. For the remaining group, it’s a life trip and I’m onboard.
GBS teaches the immune system to attack mostly your peripheral nervous system and in my case it attacks very hard.
GBS is a tricky bastard and it likes to play games.It starts in the feet and over time it moves up through the legs, the pelvic region (that’s an unfortunate loss and pain region) then into the abdomen, and finally the chest. I guess my lung attack signals it has reached there. Of course GBS remains in each region as it moves up. Fortunately it stops short of the head. I think?
I kinda think this lung attack and difficult surgery means it has really found it’s way to my chest - no way to know. In the last few years, I have had several “wake ups’ gasping for air - kinda like when you get the air knocked out of you in sports. That is tough - especially at 2:00 in the morning.
From what I have read, when it gets to the lungs, it is checkmate. We’ll see.
I’m sorry I went on so long and rambled like an old man, hmm.
I’ll be reading the board and recommending posts as much as I can, but fortunately not posting much if any. During the 6 months I was out of it and didn’t even read the board, I was nearly fully invested and did quite well. That tells me something.
I’ve always said you guys are my best buddies and I can see each of you. Thanks very much to to each and all. Sorry for rambling. Best regards to all and fortunate investing and most of all - the very best of good health.