Wednesday, February 1, 2017



Had a great visit on Monday from Aunt Sylvia, Cousin Harriett and Cousin Helaine.
On Tuesday I had a very long massage and then went to the beach and then Micah arrived in the evening. We went for a very nice dinner at the Artisan Beach House Patio Restaurant at the Ritz. On Wednesday things took a funny turn. I woke up with my left leg being totally normal, but my right leg was very swollen with dull pain behind my knee. We suspected a blood clot and after breakfast we headed to Mount Sinai Hospital around noon. To make a long story short after discovering a blood clot in my right thigh all the way to the groin I was admitted to the hospital Wednesday night and we’ve been here since. I am on blood thinners and things are slowly getting better. After getting admitted into the hospital we decided to bring all the boys down to cheer us up!

Kathy came down from Boston to see me! It was so great to see her.


I was released from the hospital on Monday afternoon on blood thinners as the leg gets better. Will be on daily blood thinners indefinitely.   

Home sweet home enjoying Uber Eats!


Positive, a man on the pier at Bal Harbour breaking down his fishing rod, sees me with my family looking sad and says to me in a strong Spanish accent, can I give you my testimonial? Positive, positeev, positivity. I have chemo, stomach tumor, he pulls up his shirt and shows us his scar, I have surgery and they remove it, but it comes back, so now  I have more chemo, I have chemo today, and I come out here to fish, but my line breaks so I can’t fish, but who cares, I stay happy, it’s beautiful out, positive, positeev, positivity


  1. Positively beautiful! I will glady come there to help cheer you all up!

  2. Thinking of all of you, sending love and warmth. Rachel Hart Klayman

  3. What an amazing man! We love you Mark. sending positivity and love to you and your family every day!