Posted on October 2, 2013
Thanks and more thanks yet again to all who have been lending their love and support to TJ Miller. He certainly has been absorbing all the positive thoughts and energy that are being sent his way as exemplified by his continual loving and grateful spirit, and of course his unflagging and whimsical humor. With the tremendous help of the community, TJ has had an eventful month, to say the least. During the latter part of August, TJ took a trip to the Netherlands and Portugal - by himself! It has always been a dream of his to visit close family friends in those countries, and it was his first solo travel experience. TJ took the opportunity to spread his wings and make his way in the big world - and he returned from his trip absolutely thrilled by the experience. He was especially impressed with the centuries old history of Europe.
Also thanks to the great support of the community, a week later, TJ and his family spent a week in Kauai where among other things, they relaxed, took a helicopter excursion to the famous Na Pali Coast, went to a luau, and did some sightseeing around the beautiful island. TJ's trip was briefly interrupted by a visit to the hospital in Kauai as instructed by his Stanford doctors because he woke up one morning feeling worse than normal. But after an overnight at the hospital and some treatment, TJ was able to continue the trip. What a trooper!
A week after returning from Kauai, TJ had an unpleasant episode of double pneumonia, so back to Stanford Hospital where, after spending some time in the pediatric ICU, TJ made a remarkable recovery and was back to himself after several days of intense treatment and TLC. If you haven't guessed by now, TJ has a way of bouncing back that continues to amaze everyone.
TJ and family are back home now and TJ is resting before going on a three-day Ensenada cruise starting October 7. Mr. Traveler! TJ was briefly enrolled in a clinical trial that has since been put on hold. However, he is feeling better now because the side effects that TJ was experiencing while in the clinical trial were sapping his energy. He will be starting a new chemo regimen when he returns from his cruise.
TJ has certainly had his ups and downs this past month, but through it all, his indelible spirit continues to inspire us all.