Move to The Blog & Updates

Hey all,

Leave it to J to invent a new and better way of connecting. We’re migrating this whole conversation to a blog, so that you can choose to get updates at your own pace by visiting the blog or getting posts emailed to you. Last summer, on our motorcycle trip out west, that was the first place we stopped: The Busted Nut Bar and Grill. Little did we know…

Anyway, here’s what has happened since we last spoke. Jay has had three days of chemo now, with no side-effects so far, and no significant bleeding in his lungs (which is why Jay was placed under a more attentive watch in the ICU in the first place, just as a precaution). The nurses are taking really good care of him, and they have the anti-nausea drugs dialed in so that they can really manage a lot of the dreaded chemo sickness. He is enjoying his morning yoga, his daily massages, his doting friends, his sweet nurses and attentive doctors, and his quiet room overlooking a sliver of the East River and the Queensboro bridge (the most expensive hotel room that he will ever stay in).

Although he has mostly been lazing around in bed all day, he has also been doing a daily active yoga practice for the past couple of days. I have to share another one of those moments that made us all crack up. Yesterday morning, the nurses unplugged him and let him do an hour of yoga. He was deep into his practice, rocking a tree pose, when the brigade of 6-7 very serious doctors came by doing their morning rounds. They consulted about him outside of the room for a few minutes then wanted to look in. The entire front of the room is a glass wall with a sliding door that can go from transparent to opaque with the flick of a switch. They were a little flabbergasted to see a robust-looking patient, out of bed and balancing on one leg. Medical note: patient is alert and ambulatory.

We are still basking in your love. In fact, there is so much of it that some of it is spilling over and reaching elsewhere in this hospital where so many people and their families are struggling at any given moment. Thank you for your visits, your gifts, your help, your kind words and positive energy. There is a Quaker expression used to describe this kind of community support, either through intention or action: “holding someone in the light.” We feel very held in the light right now.

Love and gratitude,
Katie Rose


  1. You have led me to a new adventure. Somehow I seem to have created a blog, nancyhoving’sblog in an attempt to follow yours. Keep me up to date on Jay’s progress. You may have to tell me what to do with my new Blog! XXX

  2. Sebastian Abbot says:

    Love the blog and the update! No surprise that Jay’s dynamism and ingenuity shine through even in the toughest of times! Wish I was there. Loads of love, Sebastian

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