Thank you everyone for your nice comments. As Doug and Izaak are lucid and able, they are reading some of your nice words. Because of Doug’s immunosuppressant medication, his room has to be very sterile, so he does not have flowers and such lining his rooms. Instead, Doug is able to read all of your kind words that have been posted throughout.
Truth be told Doug and I would both prefer to be online than in a flower shop any day. David Legg came by Doug’s room today while Doug was first able to get online since the surgery. I was posting to the blog, and David commented how we looked happy sitting there on our laptops. Doug told of a vacation that our families took several years ago where we sat in the room online blogging the whole time–what a fantastic vacation.