Recovery Connections

John Schwary is CEO of Transitional Living Communities, a 850-bed recovery program he founded in Mesa, Arizona January 9, 1992 when he had a year sober. He's in his 27th year of recovery.

In these posts, he views life mostly through the lenses of recovery. While the blog is factual, he sometimes disguises events and people to protect anonymity.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Testing, Testing...

Yesterday I went to my doctor for my annual physical and he sent me to the hospital for further examination and tests. 

And while I didn't want to go, because I believe that I'm very healthy, I followed his directions. After all, I pay him an annual fee to take care of my physical well-being. And if I don't listen to him I have no one to blame but myself if something goes wrong.

So I'm writing this from my hospital room, expecting to be released later this morning.

The real reason I write of this is to tell of the outpouring of concern and love from everyone. First, my lovely wife was upset because I was in the hospital. Then family, friends, and business associates were sending texts and making phone calls. Finally my wife intervened and asked a family member to screen information so I could be relaxed while here.

One of the blessings of the past 20 years of recovery is that I've been able to surround myself with a large network of people who love me. God has blessed me with a loving wife and family. Many friends and business associates. I can't ask for anything more.

In 22+ years of recovery all of the promises have come true for me.