Yesterday was a delight. After a lonely morning (I did my best not to whine), a friend cam and took me out to lunch.We had a great time engaging in “girl talk.” Then I went to my rehab physician and he gave me only positive feedback. He said my face looked symmetrical. Who wouldn’t love that compliment? He also said I was doing very very well and would most likely be ready to return to work by Thanksgiving. He even wrote a note about it! I took the note to Fortis College to show my colleagues that I was planning to return next month and everyone gave me tons of hugs! It was great! I met a new faculty member who used to work in neuro rehab and he reminded me, cheerfully, that recovery from brain surgery takes time and I should be patient. He told me a story about one of his patient’s full recovery and it really lifted my outlook. By the end of the day I was giddy and positive and this morning I woke up with a smile on my face, feeling pretty dang good. I think positivity promotes health. Now one more hurdle: seeing the neuro ophthalmologist on November 11 and getting my vision back to normal. And getting through each day with a positive outlook. It really makes a difference.