Ready for discharge from the bone marrow unit today. Big day. Close call, after our last visit, they tell me. Sober gratitude is the way I would describe this man's demeanor. We have had 5 visits together over 3 weeks. No huge smiles, but a warm and reserved thankfulness for what I've been able to offer and share. Today it is time to move on and move out. I meet two family members in the elevator and they tell me that he would like to see me one more time before they go. Amazing Grace, This Little Light, a Walk in the Woods...The discharge nurse arrives as if on cue. I make ready to leave and he says to the RN, "I want you to know that this man has been instrumental in my healing process." His wife adds, "Lloyd has been a big part of our journey." I am very happy.