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- More from Ruth Gesmer Silverman
Rarely, if ever, do people give a thought to the number of words in a sentence, in a phrase, a paragraph or an idea.
Only when demanded, as in great literature -- "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways" -- do we become aware of the numbers.
In my physical therapy, everything is measured by counting. Walk for a count of 10, sit for a count of 10.
The goal of the daily therapy is to refine my walking and wheelchair skills.
A few weeks ago, a bout of pneumonia and a tumor pressing on my spine left me hospitalized and unable to walk without assistance.
Now at a rehab center, I'm trying to gain strength and independence.
Life with cancer says it all. The good. The bad. And, believe it or not, there can be both.
I always love to look for the positive. But it sometimes takes its time being revealed.