Today we were reminded of the power of love.
Batman, Gretta and I were lifted up
by the thoughts, prayers and TLC showered upon us
by friends and family both near and far.
It was comforting, reassuring and wonderful.
For about 25 years Batman has been haunted by
Meneire's Disease, a degenerative disease that
eats away at the function of the inner ear.
Meneire's has flitted in and out of his life, often striking
just when we had been lulled into a false sense of security.
The last nine months have been especially difficult,
with the symptoms of vertigo
literally stopping him in his tracks again and again.
This morning we went to Yale New Haven Hospital
and he had an endolymphatic shunt implanted in his inner ear.
A fabulous surgeon, an amazing hospital
and blessedly good health insurance
have given him a second chance
at a better quality of life.
Time will tell if that second chance will "take"
(it's a 2 out of 3 proposition).
In the meantime, Batman is resting.
We are all resting...
from the labor that we have so doggedly undertaken of late,
and from the worry that has distracted us.
Peace and quiet.
That's a prescription I like.