I’m finally back after some time away from writing. I was discharged from the hospital last Saturday and I was so completely exhausted that all I wanted to do was to rest and stay quiet. The whole hospitalization episode that has gone on since Labor Day weekend with a few interruptions has just worn me out.

I decided that I am going to focus on getting better as much as I can without stressing myself and causing more problems. My other main priority is to not have a relapse and end up in the hospital again anytime soon. I know that I was taken care of very well at the hospital, but I hated being away from home. The days there just dragged on without end, and I found myself getting depressed just laying there. I feel so much better here at home, especially on Thanksgiving Day.

I spent some of the time since Saturday planning out the Thanksgiving Day meal that we’re having later today. I made sure to cook things in stages, rather than doing everything at once, because I didn’t want to get exhausted while preparing the meal. Luckily, things worked out for the best, and all the items are ready for today. It just requires heating up our plates in the microwave oven and we’ll be all done and ready to enjoy our dinner.

For all the hassle I’ve gone through recently, I still believe and know that I’m the luckiest man in the world. I have Hal and The Stooges, my true family, and they are all I need to be happy and grateful this Thanksgiving.