Tuesday, February 04, 2014

My Friend (and yours) Ron Scheer






I was very excited to be going to Palm Springs last week where I was going to meet up with one of my favorite online friends, Ron Scheer. I had hoped to get up there last year and it never worked out. But this time I had my hotel reservation (with no cancellation allowed) so it was set. And then I got an email from Ron telling me that he had to go to his doctor for some tests. He'd been experiencing some issues that were possibly serious. He was diagnosed quickly with an operable brain tumor and our meeting was cancelled. The irony was that my hotel was two blocks from the hospital where he was awaiting his surgery. But who wants to meet someone for the first time under those circumstances, so I didn't slip across the street to see him.

Ron is home now after a successful surgery last Thursday where his wife and daughter are taking good care of him. He is feeling stronger every day and we are all so happy about that. I know he would be delighted to hear from you. You can find contact information on his blog.

It constantly amazes me how close I feel to all of you who make up our little online circle. But we know each other pretty well by now: know the kind of books we like, where we live, the kind of people we are. If anyone had told me 20 years ago that some of the people I feel closest to are ones I have never met, or only met briefly, I wouldn't have believed it.

Here's to Ron and a quick recovery. Hope he is back in the saddle in no time at all.

14 comments:

Laurie Powers said...

Thank you Patti for this news. I had just learned myself. I'm so glad that he is doing well.

Brian Busby said...

Yes, thank you, Patti. Here's wishing Ron a speedy recovery.

Jerry House said...

Also one of the many good people I have never met. Wishing him the very best.

Bill Crider said...

I've sent Ron an e-mail to wish him a swift and complete recovery.

David Cranmer said...

Patti, you summed it up with "how close I feel to all of you who make up our little online circle." Love you, Ron. Get better, friend.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Patti, thank you for letting us know about Ron. My best wishes to Ron and his family.

Margot Kinberg said...

It is good to hear he's doing well,l Patti - thanks.

Charles Gramlich said...

Very glad to hear he is recovering. Thanks for giving us the update.

George said...

We had such fun with you and Phil and the Meyersons when you visited the Shaw Festival a few summers ago!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's scary. Glad it looks like a good outcome. Feel better, Ron.

Jeff M.

Ed Gorman said...

You'll be on "Dancing With The Stars" in no time, Ron. Full and complete recovery, Ron. Best Ed

Todd Mason said...

Utter gentleman, and not one to take a setback without fighting back.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Without a doubt.

David Cranmer said...

Well put, Todd.