Tuesday, December 27, 2022


 2022 has truly been a difficult year both personally and in society. On a personal level, on Feb5 I underwent a 13 hour operation for ureathea cancer, a very rare cancer. Fortunately the operation was a success thanks to the skill and diligence of the surgeons.Unfortunately,6 weeks later I developed a severe infection which had to be drained. During the procedure, I believe the nerves leading to my sciatic nerve were damaged, resulting in my present day mobility problems. As a final insult, I contacted COVOID despite all of my precautions. Fortunately the 5 vaccines I had taken resulted in  mild symptoms.

 From the perspective of society 2022 brought continue Sirois(Yiddish term meaning troubles).COVOID and other respiratory diseases challenging our health care system as well as our patience(pun intended).Inflation, including high food prices, resulted in many families having to make sacrifices,

 For me,2022 can't end soon enough. Like all of you I am ready for a new year, a new beginning.

 However I must acknowledge,2022 has not been without it's success. Namely, I am still here, cognitively intact with most of my executive skills that allow me to continue to practice my craft.,

 I feel truly blessed to be able to do so.To all my clients who are willing to trust me with their most inner  secrets I say thank you. I feel blessed for the support from, my partner,family,and friends as well as the medical community. I have truly been blessed with surgeons who demonstrated the highest skills but equally important, turned out to be menches(Yiddish term  meaning honourable person). 

I feel spiritually renewed and ready to face the physical challenges that face me.I know it will require a tremendous effort on my part.

 May the New Year bring  to you and yours,good health,innerpeace and warm and loving relationships. David


Monday, October 31, 2022


At this time I have been pronounced cancer free by my Doctors.However, one major issue remains, namely my right leg.For reasons unknown,(possible reasons include previous chemotherapy,radiation,infection,and/or surgerical complications), my right leg has shown significant nerve damage. Recently I learned that I have suffered bilateral neuropathy in both of my legs. Physiotherapy and physical training has had minimal impact. Rceently I have felt increased nerve pain,which may indicate rejuvenation of the nerve. Currently I walk gingerly with the aid of a cane.I am waiting to be fitted with a brace ,which hopefully will give me more stability. Emotionally it is a challenge to cope with my limited mobility and lose of many activities I love.I feel more vulnerable and that my world has become much smaller. On the positive side I am alive and count my blessings ever day. Somehow despite my losses I have a much deeper appreciation for life and better understanding of my client's needs. Thank you for your support and messages of hope during this most difficult period of my life. David

Monday, May 16, 2022


Feb4/2022 I had a life changing cancer surgery that saved my life.However, any surgery, especially one as long as 13 hours duration has it's consequences. Prior to the surgery, two surgeons were extremely optimistic regarding my recovery,while the third surgeon was more guarded regarding recovery.Unfortunately she has been proven right. During the past 100 days I have been hospitized twice for a total of 13 days,9 originally and 4 latter because of an infection.In addition I have had a chronic cough which is now being treated with an inhaler. However,more surprising, and in some ways more critically I have lost the strength in my right leg.Previous to the surgery I had some difficulties with my leg due to nerve damage associated with my radiation treatment.However ,subsequentially to the second operation I have lost considerable strength. At this time,I am attending twice weeekly sessions with a trainer.He says that the central muscle has completely atrophed.However, with exercise he is hopeful that I might regain 60-70% use of the other 3 muscles. I walk slowly with my cane, but with training I am hopeful I will be able to walk unassisted and be able to return to activities I truly enjoy. I remain optimistic I will acheive my goals of increased mobility. Thank you for your continued support. David