There's only one way to summarize the last year of my life. By noting that I'm on a first name basis with most of the people in this picture. This starchy group is my transplant team in Boston. In 6 short crazy months, I've gone from dying a horrible death to a miraculous rebirth owing to the gift of my kidney donor and the expertise of these awesome people. I never imagined becoming a cyborg could work out so well. But here I am, a few Frankensteinish surgeries later, better than I've felt in 10 years. Ahh, the miracle of science.
Happy New Year to all humankind. Meine Herr Doktor, mit tiefer dankbarkeit and bless all your staff. I'm flying on the wings of angels now, while still able to enjoy a shot of bourbon, ... life is good.