I had a wonderful time this weekend, hiking with my Everest team members and getting to know each of them. What great people. Today I got a chance to hear more of their stories; when they were diagnosed, what was their first clue, what meds do they take, what are their worst symptoms. it was a good hike. I'm pretty sure I'll always be bringing up the rear, but it's better than losing my balance and falling. It's also a good thing that someone else leads, because if I see a trail marker its forgotten five minutes later!
My chats with my team went all medical, believe me. I learned more about them personally. Careers, spouse, kids. I imagine that once we're living in close quarters I'll get to know them much better. Will I have the energy to debate politics at 17,000 feet?
Sorry I have no pictures yet. My computer went all "blue screen of death" on me last night. Dead as a door nail. I'll try to get some posted this week. Anyway, keep on training!