Super Bowl Dreaming: RG3 & Me, Realistic Rehab & Living to 100

Robert, I’m happy to hear your surgery went well on Wednesday.  With your rehab underway, I wish you all the best.  I know you will approach this challenge like a champion.  My preference would’ve been to see you play in the Super Bowl on February 3rd, but I’ll have to wait another year for that.

Given your current circumstances, why not make the most of it?  Watch the game with me!  No groupies allowed.  (You’ve got a fiancee and I had the greatest wife for 70 years before she passed away from Alzheimer’s last year.  There isn’t anyone who can hold a candle to her.)  No media circus.   Total privacy.  I’ve got access to a couple of remote hideaways through some friends. We can talk about healthy rehab.  We can talk living well.   I’d definitely like to talk football.  We can even talk living to 100!

Life’s an adventure, filled with ups and downs. Robert, maximize the ups and keep the down in perspective.

I can travel to Florida if it’s easier on you.  (I fly a lot and have one of those suitcases on wheels I pull myself.)  I’ll bring the beer.  I like Coors.  Just let me know your preference.  Alternately, if you want a change in scenery, come to LA.  You might want to get a second opinion here.  I have a great physical therapist who helped me get back on my feet after my November 2011 stroke.  Lisa, whose blog I author with some help, volunteers in addition to working.  She knows the best doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (where she underwent successful brain surgery in 2007.)  I’d like to do all I can to make certain you’ve got every expert opinion to evaluate as you heal.  Lisa’s promised me she’ll do whatever I ask in this regard.  She only gets prickley when I want more than one beer per game.

I’m told I might well live to see 110, which would make me a supercentenarian.  I survived colon cancer surgery without chemo and radiation.  I shook off shingles in a week.  My internist thinks my immune system is strong as a rock.  My DNA is already being studied by the Archon Genomics X Prize team.  See: for details.

I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you it would be a dream for me to watch the Super Bowl with you.  All I ask is you consider it.  I promise you privacy and respect.  If I could contribute to your recovery in any way, I’d be grateful.  A grateful 100 year-old man who thinks you’re tremendous.  Thanks, Robert.

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