It’s been a month since the Giants won Superbowl XLVI, and 72 days since my first clean PET/CT scan since my July 2010 diagnosis. I just had my first four-week gap between Chemo treatments so I could spend the kids’ winter vacation with them free from the clutches of Chemo recovery.
Ironically, it was again the day after treatment that the Giants contacted us regarding Superbowl Tickets and snafu that surrounded our request for tickets, their offer and subsequent withdrawal of said offer.
True, mine was a somewhat desperate attempt to get access to see my team play in the Superbowl, although everything I said about the team, the courage of Eli Manning and the recovery of cancer survivor and Linebacker Mark Herzlich was and is genuine. In retrospect, I am just happy that my team won the championship and that I got to share the experience with my family and friends.
Well, it looks like I will get the best of both worlds. When Meredith finally connected with a representative from the Giants Community Relations department, the Giants organization was just what I thought they would be; apologetic, sympathetic and generous. They offered their sincere apologies and two tickets to the game of my choice for next season including opening night. They also implied they would “get me there” and “get me on the field”. We’ll see about that, but more importantly they renewed my belief that they are a class organization and should be regarded as the pride of the NFL.
So as I fade off into the day 3 fog of chemo I can again dream of Superbowl fairies thanks to Avastin, Alimta and Xanax, and now the GIANTS.
As for a quick health update, I feel the same as I have for months. Outside of Chemo weeks I feel pretty good, except for my nagging hip (more on that in another post). I’ve been getting to the gym 3 days a week and a weekly guided-imagery/meditation class. The mild winter has allowed me to not be stupid about taking physical risks, but I am trying to push myself a bit looking for more physical recovery. It looks like running, jumping, skiing and things like that are not in my future, but I’m looking forward to a walk around the block, and an occasional round of golf. I’ll take those. And 2 tickets to a GIANTS game.