Hello There LFW....
The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
Wow...one year anniversary this week since the spinal surgery! You've come a long way baby. You did a lot of work. I am proud of YOU! I know it couldn't have been easy, but you stood committed to it. I hope your appointment goes well Monday. Keep us posted. Stay well.