As most readers will remember, famed comic book writer Peter David recently suffered a stroke while on vacation with his family. In spite of some scary moments and continued physical challenges, it appears that he's progressing somewhat, and now the writer has, for the first time in weeks, updated his own blog (as opposed to his wife doing it for him, which has been happening to keep his fans in the loop). Here's what David had to say:
First of all, I want to thank my lovely wife for filling in so far. She's done a terrific job. Second, I think it is amazing to see the outpouring of support and good wishes for my recovery. I never expected anything like this to happen to me. Who would? Nevertheless, I'm down here in Jacksonville at a hospital that specializes in putting people like me back together again. Every day is filled with all types of physical therapy dedicated to enabling the right side of my body to converse with the left side once more. I have no idea what to expect of my physical abilities the day I walk out of here (or get wheeled out of here) in mid-February. But I am certainly hoping for the best. Saturday and Sunday are generally very quiet days. Gives me time to work and to reflect upon everything I'm dealing with. This is unlike anything I have ever had to handle in my life. There are days that I really don't want to think about what I have to face. But I feel like it's my job to keep as positive an attitude going as is humanly possible. I owe that to my family and friends. Thank you for all your support.
His wife had a "donate" button and a number of shopping buttons added to his blog, so that fans who are interested in helping David pay for his recovery, either through a financial contribution or by buying comics, books and ebooks that channel the most profits directly to the David family, can do so from there.