Fisherman, thanks so much for your response. Each and every day that I come on the Board, I look for your announcement: your first day of feeling just a wee bit better. Then, you'll be past the peak and on your way! I know it will be very, very soon, and we will all rejoice with you!
Stella, thanks for your amazing story. It's exactly the sort of tale that gives us all a spurt of inspiration and a glimpse into the 'bigger picture.' (And told with a succinct command of language! You've done your Univ. English teacher title proud!