Saturday, September 20, 2008

" You don't know what you got til it's gone" Joni Mitchell

I've just seen a face

The Beatles

Look, Mom. NO MASK

And just a hint of hair growing back. Same salt and pepper but curly. Peach fuzzy really. I look like a newborn: bald and wrinkled, minus the cuteness factor. Oh, yea and the mustache.

Life is surely returning to my new normal.


Blogger Unknown said...

You look great. Mustache and all.

September 21, 2008 at 6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You look great, doc! Love the mustache! I am so glad that things are going well for you. Praise the Lord!

September 22, 2008 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Brad Anderson said...

You are so terrific. You look great.

September 22, 2008 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Daryl Long said...

Dear Dr. Koffman, I am so glad to hear you are doing better. My mother was also wondering how you are doing. She will be delighted to hear that you are doing better. Excuse me for saying this but when I had heard you had Leukemia I felt certain you were going to die. I hope you can return to your practice very soon. I always respected you as a doctor and more importantly as a human being and I think I am a very good judge of character even though I don't think too much of my own character. Right now in your absence I am seeing Dr. Kao. She is also a very good doctor. I am glad to see you have a sense of humor. Although I am not and never have been or will be an MD I think the ability to laugh is a key to good health although to laugh sometimes I have to have a drink or two. Unfortunately it seriously does runs in my family. One of my mother's cousins was a diplomat who spoke eight languages including Russian. He wanted to serve in the British embassy in Moscow but his wife preferred the bad weather in England to the worse weather in Russia. This was at the height of the Cold War. Before negotiating he always enjoyed and offered a gin and tonic. He found that it helped reduce tension. He and the Russians would have gotten along very well together. He finished his diplomatic career as commissioner of the British Virgin Islands where the weather is very good all year long except when there is a hurricane brewing in the Carribean. Since you like traveling I would encourage you to go there. You might even be enetertained by a British diplomat during your visit. That was one of my mother's cousins official responsibilities, entertaining visiting dignitaries.

On a far more serious note I intend to stop drinking. I will kick the bottle if it is the last thing I do. Please email me to let me know you read my comments.

PS I also enjoy the Talmud although I cannot read or understand Hebrew. I also greatly enjoy the writings of the Apostle Paul who was a student of Gamaliel, one of the top Talmudic teachers/Rabbis of his day. The only one to surpass them in wisdom was the Lord Jesus Christ Himself who God incarnate and Paul became His top disciple while traveling to Damascus. The Lord is also the best physician. He was and is famous for healing people. I will you keep in my prayers.

One of your devoted patients, Daryl Long

September 25, 2008 at 12:49 PM  

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