Some exciting things are happening. It’s September now, which means a new month has begun — schools are starting, the fall lines are filling store windows, people are returning from summer vacation and restarting work. Autumn is actually one of my favorite seasons (spring is my absolute fave, but we can wait till next year for me to sing its praises); I love the transition seasons and find them the most beautiful — yet, the most fleeting.
Anyway, I wanted to update you on the status of my patient story article for the next University of Chicago newsletter. I haven’t yet received the rough draft of the story yet, so I assume the journalist who is writing it is still working on getting pertinent information from staff and whatnot. I of all people can surely understand the amount of time required to successfully write something. (It’s a constant tug-of-war battle between agony and ecstasy, a lifestyle that truly suits very few, and that chooses you rather than you, it.)
On a similar note, though, in about a week I’ll be going back to the U of C to film a commercial with my old neurosurgeon — apparently these people find me oh-so-dazzling enough to photograph, film, and write about me in their hospital publicity. Ha!
The commercial will be released mainly in the Chicagoland area (including northwestern Indiana), but if they do somehow allow me access to posting it up on here or on YouTube or something, I’ll definitely do that for you. My only real fears about this experience are superficial and silly, like being concerned with too-prominent facial droop (something I notice almost every time I watch myself on camera nowadays) or having to walk for them. (I find most doctors like to ask me to show them how I walk, which I don’t know about you but for me is a rather nerve-racking request!)
In any case, I think it will be fun. I have no problem with promoting the University of Chicago Hospitals/Medical Center as they are indeed the very beautiful people who helped save my life, and they are an outstanding institution, but I also hope that this exposure will additionally help to spread the word about Rehab Revolution — if you’d like to help me grow the following, please tell your friends, family, medical practitioners, and anyone you know who may be in need of it (or follow me @RehabRevolution on Twitter). This is, after all, why it was created. The word-of-mouth “ripple effect” will really help our community grow.
To our healing,