Medicine X. I am really here!


imageI have to keep pinching myself to make sure I am not dreaming. I am finally here in beautiful (gosh it is beautiful) Palo Alto for the Medicine X conference. Before I enter full on conference mode, I had a nice relaxing day today preparing for my talk on Saturday and having lunch with the beautiful Jan. It worked out so nicely that we could meet. Today happened to be the day that Jan was receiving her treatment at Stanford Medical Center so we could spend some precious time together.


This picture was taken at a nearby restaurant. Isn’t it lovely? It captures the joy of friendship (who says you can’t make real friends online?!) We have both had a rough time since we last met in Ireland three years ago, so to see Jan looking so well and hear how well her treatment is working for her was so wonderful. That’s why I am looking so happy in this picture. The memory of today will be something I will treasure always.