As we come to the end of 2012, I must admit it is a year that won’t be missed. I spent much of it in emergency rooms, in ICU quarters, and in hospitals in general. My arms had so many needle marks that nurses were forced to draw blood from my hands. It was a heck of a wild ride and one that I hope to avoid in the future. As 2013 approaches, I am struggling through a maze of kidney dialysis treatments, an irregular heartbeat, and a large tumor on my pituitary gland. I’ve survived these adventures with the love and support of my wonderful wife and son.
Worth mentioning in the non-life-threatening category, I was awarded an honorary lifetime achievement award by the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention for my many contributions to the SF field. I must thank my friends Alex and Phyllis Eisenstein who suggested my name to the awards committee. It was an honor that I was quite pleased to receive.
And now I turn this letter over to my lovely wife, Phyllis:
It has been a very trying year. I even ended up in the ER with dehydration. The hospital staff knew us quite well by that time. We’ve spent countless hours in waiting rooms and doctors offices.
Bob looks a lot better since July after settling into the dialysis routine. He still has had numerous health issues that keep us busy with appointments. I look forward to every morning, making him his breakfast sandwich.
Happy news – Matt got a job in October with the new Whole Foods that opened in Orland Park. Work is hard and hectic. The store had a very successful opening on Nov. 2nd and busy holiday season. We’ve benefited from some wonderful food he has brought home.
We hope to have more time to socialize this coming year with friends who we haven’t seen in a while. Please keep in touch. You are in our thoughts.
Bob & Phyllis Weinberg
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