Feb 13 2022

Contours of Normalcy

by at 10:21 pm under Uncategorized

I had a very busy workweek, and spent at least some part of four weekdays in the office or clinic, chairing an all-day Zoom cancer center EAB meeting from home on Thursday. We then used the weekend to visit family in Philadelphia to celebrate a few birthdays. It felt shockingly normal. Both DC and Philadelphia have plummeting COVID-19 infection rates. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll get a respite from pandemic precautions. We all have certainly earned a break!

I hope so, because next week we plan to celebrate our youngest grandson’s first birthday with parents Dave and Kelly, sister Clara and Kelly’s parents. Clark started life so tenuously, with a coarctation of the aorta that required major heart surgery shortly after his birth. Now he is huge, happy, healthy and developmentally normal in every possible way. We plan to party “heartily” together (meaning a second glass of wine), celebrating our little miracle. Clara will have to settle for apple juice. What a difference a year makes.

It was a long drive home, so I am going to abbreviate this week’s blog. Stay safe, and be well.



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