Coming Back–But Slowly

Steve Wildstrom / April 24th, 2014

It’s been March since it took a leave to recover from brain surgery and, for a variety of reasons, my comeback has taken a lot longer than I expected. I had surgery for succesful removal of a brain tumor, a setback due to a MRSA infection, and now have started daily radiation treatments. But the real difficulty in getting back to work has been a vision problem that makes reading and writing difficult; I hope to deal with that shortly.

Facing difficulty in reading the volume of material needed to keep up with events in the industry makes it even harder to write. With luck, this problem will soon be behind me. That will help me to get back in the swing of work in the next week or so.

Meanwhile, I want to thank the many among you who have extended their good wishes. You can keep up with regular posts on my progress on Facebook.


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.
  • Space Gorilla

    Even slow progress is still progress. Good luck with more progress!

  • Avi Greengart

    So good to hear from you. Best of luck for your continued recovery.

  • A.O.Y.

    We’re rooting for you.

  • Bill Smith

    That you’re okay and improving is, quite possibly, the best news I’ve heard today. Take your time and get well. We want you in top notch shape for the next fifty years. Don’t push your body when you’ve been through so much. We’ll be here when you’re ready.

  • Defendor

    Best wishes during these trying times.

  • Best wishes Steve – and good luck with the progress!

  • Glad to hear you are making progress. We will read your articles when you are ready, don’t push yourself unnecessarily.

  • FalKirk

    Steve, I know you don’t hear from many of us every day, but I assure that I, and many others like me, think of your every day and our well wishes are with you.

    Looking forward to to you returning to your irascible self very, very soon.

    John K.

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