Some of you have contacted me and asked why there have been few new videos on YouTube, or blog posts, or activity here.
Short answer: I was recovering from leukemia for most of 2014-2015, (operative word, “recovering”; I am in full remission, and it has been one year+ since I had a bone marrow transplant.)
The longer story: Thanks to Drs. Herzig, Rodriquez, Tse, and Chou, dozens of nurses at U of L, the 25 year old German woman who donated her bone marrow, and especially my wife Susan, I remain cancer free!
Update 7/15/16: I just had my two year checkup, and everything is terrific! And, we are traveling to Germany this fall to meet and thank my donor!
I am slowly, but happily, getting back to my role of Doug Reid, aka shopsmithdoug. We are relearning how to make videos, including classes on lighting, sound, staging, multiple camera shots, and editing. My brain is almost back to its normal brilliance.
Susan and I have been called “Shopsmith’s greatest cheerleaders”, and we like that description.
01/01/17 HAPPY NEW YEAR! And thanks for all your wishes and prayers. All continues to go well, and my bone marrow donor is coming for a visit this summer!