Friday, December 9, 2011

Winning the Lottery

I play the lottery with 19 co-workers, and we all dream of that day when we will split a big jackpot and be done with the work-a-day world. We'll have money to help friends and family members, give to good causes, travel a bit, and live reasonably well without having to work everyday. Nice dream.

Well, you know, in a way, I hit the lottery nine years ago, big time. Bigger than any multi-million dollar jackpot. Far bigger, actually. For I won my life. Nine years ago today, I went into remission from Hodgkin's lymphoma, and as far as I know, I am still there, strong and healthy once more. I've done a lot of living in those nine years, and hope to continue to do so.

Getting chemo for the last time two weeks before, after the sheer misery of six months of it, was the most amazing feeling. Now, here I am, nine years having gone by like the blink of an eye. I am one lucky guy. I have won my health and my life back. I am a survivor.

Come back tomorrow to see my message to the team for their Silent Mile.

3 comments:

TNTcoach Ken said...

Yes you have my friend! Now go get the real lottery...... HA

Hopesrising said...

Its huge this jackpot..Kinda hard to put it in words isn't it!! I for one am glad your still here!

Racn4acure said...

Thanks for the comments and well wishes. Yeah, might as well win the cash too. Think of the donations I could me to TNT participants!