So it has been almost 3 weeks since my transplant. I'm doing ok. Walking a little faster and not in so much pain. No one told me how hard this recovery would be. I thought it would be like all the other surgeries I've had where I would be up and running after 2-3 weeks! When they told me I had to cancel my Annie Jr. workshop and auditions because the recovery time is around 3 months, I almost lost it! What do I tell everyone? I had just been at National Night Out promoting the workshop and auditions and now I'm canceling them! What are people going to think? Will they think I'm some sort of sham? What do I do??? My co workers (Christina, Sharyn, Charles) all said "Tell them the truth." So that's what I did. As personal as it is, I did it. So now you know. But according to my doctors, my recovery is going well and I am hoping to hold auditions for a well known play in October. It won't be Annie Jr. because I have to totally reschedule that one but it will be fabulous...trust me...
So I've had a little setback. Well, a big setback actually. I had to cancel the Annie Jr. workshop and auditions, but for a good reason. This is probably way too personal but I thought that's what a blog is about. On August 8, after waiting for 2 years, I finally had a kidney transplant! I'm excited that I finally got one! However, it takes a while to recover so that's why I am postponing the Annie stuff. I really hope people understand. I don't want people to think that I'm some fly by night person or whatever. That's why I decided to tell you all about my situation so that you would know the truth. But don't you worry! I intend to make a full recovery and continue to bring you all some great theatre!
Man I tell you it's hard building a company from the ground up! I have to confess, I don't like the business aspect of running this theatre company. In a perfect, well funded world, I would hire someone to do alll of that and I would just direct awesome shows! That's what I want to do! Direct and write and perform when I want to! But, you have to start somewhere right? I was on the road for a little over 3 years so I got to perform A LOT but every once in a while I do miss it. I had always dreamed of winning a Tony award for acting, but now I dream of winning one for directing. Me and my big dreams...but is there any other way to dream?