On May 29, 2008 I was diagnosed with Tonsil Cancer. I created this blog to share my thoughts and sequence of events for family, friends and others that are experiencing the same "Inconvenience in Life."
I have been blessed with a great life full of wonderful experiences, a caring family, a fabulous wife, outstanding children, good friends, and satisfying careers. Each day is truly: Another Day in Paradise.
Monday, May 9, 2011
DAY 1221 - Day 979 in Recovery Paradise
May 11, 2011 Bob/Sarah
Early 2008, we were the high bidder at a Camellia Symphony fundraising auction for a week's vacation with World Mark Resorts. We decided to go to Vancouver and Victoria Island, Canada for a week in June, 2008. Just before we left, on May 28, 2008, I was diagnosed with Tonsil Cancer and I postponed treatment to go on on the planned vacation, figuring it might be my last.
May 11, 2011 Bob/Lise
Fast forward to May, 2011. Same fundraising auction, same opportunity. The week vacation trip of our choice was on the silent auction block. Our strategy was to wait until the last minute(actually last 30 seconds)and bid it up by $5. Sarah did the honors, finishing up with 1 second left with the previous high bidder jumping up and down behind her... chagrined to be outbid and out-strategized by a twelve year-old girl. We are narrowing it down to Florida, Mexico, Hawaii or Canada...all tough choices, but at 50% off - not a bad deal.
So, three years later, I am still kicking and planning another vacation. Have had a ball the past three years and plan to keep it until there is no keeping up.
Nancy Loeffler sent me this link today, thinking of me and my renewed sense of the value of time. A perfect match for how all of us should think and act forward.
Should be required reading. Thanks Nancy.
“The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.”