“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” – Randy Pausch
Have you ever heard of Randy Pausch? Randy was a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Each year the University would host a series of lectures called “The Last Lecture”. The idea was if you had one last lecture to give before you die what would it be about? Over time they changed the title of the lectures however the year Professor Pausch gave his lecture it was indeed one of his last lectures. He had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, had one month left to live and was about to give a room full of colleagues and students the best lecture I have ever heard. If you want to see the lecture it’s here. If you want to see the shorter version from Oprah I actually saw first then go here.
This lecture changed my life. It may be the fact that he was a Disney Imagineer or it might be that speaks about actually living your life. Either way remembering the lessons that he spoke about makes me appreciate and enjoy whatever the hand is that has been dealt to me. SO that’s exactly what I’ve been doing.
Uncle Mike playing with baby K in park.
The view above.
A Memorial Day walk.
A wedding in Greenwich…the bride, that dress! Amazing.
Road trip: #getmeoutofNYC
BBQing at Newfound Lake in NH.
Selfie on our way to the lake!
A glass of wine on the deck. We’re trying not to drink during our cycles so we treated ourselves.
Back to reality, dinner in Park Slope Brooklyn before the Jack Johnson concert.
View from our blanket at the Jack Johnson concert in Prospect Park.
The Cornell Surgery Residents Graduation. 4 years down and 3 to go, so proud of him.
So, with all that said we’re looking forward to starting our next cycle. This Friday we are meeting with our old RE (who we love but can’t use because she doesn’t accept our insurance) to get her input on our last cycle and get any advice she can give about the next cycle. We most likely will be starting next week and we’ll meet with our current RE before to discuss a couple of changes to the regimen with the hopes of getting a few more follicles. We do know that this cycle will be a Lupron cycle which basically means plenty more shots for a longer period of time.
Medication for one person…to make one person.