Some of you who have been faithful to Marc’s Blog these past few years may recall my postings in early 2020 about the “Great Fall.”  Falls, I understand, are a leading cause of death for people my age.  Well, my fall back in 2020 hasn’t killed me…yet.  I have given it a good fight and while I will not claim victory just yet, I seem to be winning the battle.  The past month of February has had me at the University of Miami’s health complex where some of the best medical magic is performed.   I underwent eight hours straight in the OR as two surgeons removed and replaced faulty hardware in my neck, fused broken parts, pulled and tugged the muscles in my back to form a large flap covering the entire wound. There wasn’t even an intermission when I could have gone to the bathroom and bought some buttered popcorn at the concession stand.  

So here I am, at home healing and hoping my dear Rosemarie has survived it all.  I have much rehab in front of me, but all this has really played second role to what has been provided me these past four weeks…and the “what” has been an incredible outpouring of love and support as friends near and far have kept constant vigil over my wellbeing.

If you do not have even one loyal and ever-present friendship your life is incomplete.  I have been incredibly lucky to have friends, near and far, who have not let me go through my ordeal without being there almost daily.  Their good cheers and wishes had much to do with my sitting here able to peck away once more at this keyboard.  Some are former schoolmates—back as far as middle school. Others are former co-workers, bosses and neighbors.  For once I shall use a phrase I often treat as humor.  This time, however, I offer it with all its sincerity, caring and love…oh the humanity!  


About Marc Kuhn

I am a retired radio exec. I've worked at major stations in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Miami. That was then. This is now: I've published seven books and this blog thingy. Need to know more? Really? Okay, I bare/bear all at The other links are for the websites of each of the books I've written. I've been busy! Hope you'll stop by and check them out. Thanks for your interest!
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4 Responses to LUCKY ME!

  1. Queen says:

    Oh, this is amazing to read. I do hope that it brings you pain-free peace!


  2. Anonymous says:

    Nicely crafted as usual, with an extra touch of, to use your word, humanity. Very glad to have (a) your insightful blog that digs out insight and humor from everyday life and (b) you still alive and kicking, without which (a) would not be possible. Kind of a very good chicken and egg deal. Keep on clucking!


  3. Marc Kuhn says:

    Thanks Suzanne…btw, at your recommendation I picked up a copy of Midnight Library…I am about half way


  4. Suzanne says:

    Glad to hear you’re surgery It’s over. Take it nice and slow and easy and steady


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