Less than a week after finding our donor was a match, we went into surgery. That surgery was three years ago today.
Six hours after surgery I was in recovery. Six hours later, I was out of bed and walking around the floor.
How did I find out my kidneys were failing? I went in for an annual checkup and had my urine sent to the lab. Due to a large amount of protein in the results, I went back for a biopsy leading to the discovery of FSGS.
During your next check up, ask if they can run a urinalysis. It really is that simple.
I just finished the Jürgen Klopp-focused book, Bring The Noise by Raphael Honigstein.
Very inspiring and quite reflective of how his time at Mainz and Dortmund are being replicated at Liverpool. Given his comment of only wanting to manage three teams (Mainz, BVB, LFC), I figured Liverpool fans will have another good five years before he moves on to his next project (German National Team).
Well-written and easy book to finish.
Here are a few quoted passages from the book.
It's not hard to remember this game. It was incredible. For me, I had watched the first leg the week prior at home in New York. The second leg was tricky - I was traveling and about to join a new professional challenge.
While I read about the results before actually seeing the game, it was the night before a big meeting where I decided to stay up to watch the replay. I ended up in bed around 3am full of emotion and probably slept a good 90 minutes.
It was totally worth it.
I just really liked this line. In context, and even on its own.
This just screams of leadership.
Watching Klopp on the sidelines or in interviews, you don't necessarily get the idea he's a great leader.
I'm confident you can apply any profession here.
If you've ever watched a Klopp-coached team, this won't surprise you.
It's a great word picture.
A no duh comment.
It was Klopp's way from the very start.
Thinking back to the first days after he joined Liverpool and all the folks that left. Besides Lucas Leiva, this has to be the reason for outed players like Joe Allen, Christian Benteke and certainly Mamadou Sakho.
It sheds like on why Daniel Sturridge is still with Liverpool (even out on loan). He must believe in Klopp's way, he's just not fit to be plugged into the team.
I can't wait for the semi-final games.
Another great word picture.
Too bad New York Taxicabs can't don't / can't rush on Wall Street.
There is a lot of talk and examples of Klopp and Klopp-led teams being able to compartmentalize.
What a terrific passage.
Just can't get away from The Donald.
These are from different sections of the book.
I thought they played nice together.
Sights from a quick trip to Vancouver, then up to Squamish and back down to Vancouver.
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I'm attending this week's CIMC marketing conference in Squamish, BC.
The schedule looks incredible. (Seriously, check out this schedule.)
It'll be my first trip to Canada.
I'm hiking the Stawamus Chief.
I have a drone.
Two more sessions with the DJI Spark this weekend, along with a PSA note...
- Active Track: I tried using the tracking feature to follow me when I walked around the neighborhood
- Reveal: Using 'Sport' mode (ie, faster flying), I tried two reveal shots
- PSA: Register your drone with the FAA; It takes $5 and 5 minutes
Equipment in this video:
- DJI Spark Drone: https://amzn.to/2I1wHaN
I picked up the DJI Spark drone to replace the Cheerwing drone I purchased during the holidays.
A few notes:
→ The Cheerwing drone (link below) is an excellent starter drone
→ Lots of YouTube videos share that the DJI Spark is a good starter drone (I think it's a GREAT second drone)
→ The main reason I picked up the Spark (v. Air) was the size
→ The second reason was the camera
→ The third reason was the price
→ The battery, at ~16 minutes, is a long time!
Drones in this video: