I got a reply from them right away. They said that the news about my recovery had made them glad; that they had been working on a paper and would be interested in having it translated to have it ready sometime in the future, so there were no tight deadlines; and that they loved me, admired me, and were grateful for my help.
I was delighted by their reaction, as well as by their reply. Not only were they working together, but they had a project in which I could participate that had no deadlines. Now I had work, and friends rather than clients to work with. Translating is a lonely task. That’s why working with someone is more stimulating than working on one’s own.
I had found a project. I had found an activity that gave me pleasure and joy. I was on my way.