From another atheist I offer all my best non-religious wishes for the future.
And have faith in modern medical science - soon there will be a cure for everything, even old age!
(also my greatest fear- when my predatory nieces try to put me in a home,
so they can get their hands on my farm!)
I'm a firm believer in mind over matter.. with no assistance from some "omnipotent being" (not to step on anyone's toes who choose to believe in such things).
Mark, I wish you well and hope your sheer stubbornness can carry you through this.. If you're anything like me .. well.. that would make you one stubborn, hardheaded individual! (which, believe it or not.. is a compliment