A Brief (I Hope) Absence

Steve Wildstrom / March 17th, 2014

Photo on 3-17-14 at 1.22 PMEven though the surgery won’t be until tomorrow afternoon, they have me all prepped. Those funky dots are some sort of MRI positioning indicators–I’m not sure what their precise function is, but they have to do with increasing the surgeons’ already incredible accuracy.

The doctor is extremely hopeful my brain won’t be too much the worse for wear when he is finished. The good news out of extensive MRI testing is the tumor is located a bit further away from critical speech centers, reducing the risks of damage. If all goes well, I should be home by the end of the week, though I figure it will take a while for my brain to clear before I can do any truly useful work.

Meanwhile, I have nothing but the deepest gratitude for the kind words from dozens of friends. And nothing but the highest praise for everyone at Johns Hopkins Hospital, truly one of the world’s greatest medical institutions.

Keep track of my progress on Facebook, and I’ll be back soon.

Steve Wildstrom

Steve Wildstrom is veteran technology reporter, writer, and analyst based in the Washington, D.C. area. He created and wrote BusinessWeek’s Technology & You column for 15 years. Since leaving BusinessWeek in the fall of 2009, he has written his own blog, Wildstrom on Tech and has contributed to corporate blogs, including those of Cisco and AMD and also consults for major technology companies.
  • Herding_sheep

    Good luck Steve, you’ll do awesome. It will all be over before you know it, and you’ll be back to your sharp and insightful self in no time 🙂

  • klahanas

    You’ll be in our thoughts and prayers. Get better!

  • Steven Bradley

    Sending good thoughts for a successful procedure and a speedy recovery.

  • jfutral

    Greatest of thoughts and prayers your way. Looking forward to you being back in full swing!


  • MurryC

    Prayer-wheels a’spin.

  • TheEternalEmperor

    You’ll be missed. Good luck and we all look forward to your return.

  • Here is wishing the surgeon the best in skills that day.

  • mhikl

    Namaste & care, Steve. Healing comes from the spirit, including family and friends.

  • Gail Bronson

    Hope everything went well today and we’ll hear from you soon! Take care, my friend.

  • I hope everything goes well for you.

  • Bruno Deserto

    Get better soon.

  • Hawk_Eyes

    A prayerful of speedy recovery to Steve Widstrom, who has for the longest time in Techpinions, kept the nonsense and the glib out of his articles. He writes direct to the point, precise, concise, without color, and without prejudice. A true tech journalist of journalist. A true watcher of the times who never have had played favorites and opine tech companies as they are. And not as they aren’t. Godspeed mate!

  • Brian M. Monroe

    I hope you are doing well. We need to keep all of the excellent writers here on Techpinions around for as long as possible.

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