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Literally and figuratively.
I realize I'm cancer-centric, especially in these columns, but for some reason that centricity didn't acknowledge my February 27th cancer anniversary.
Well, those last two weeks were kind of fun, (comparatively speaking) to the dozen or so previous weeks.
...So this is what the process is like trying to schedule a Covid-19 vaccination.
"Just when I thought I was out ... they pull me back in."
Means what exactly?
I received in the mail today what, in the sales/marketing world, we'd call a "pre-approach" letter.
Or to quote my high school baseball coach: "Reorientated."
…don't exactly go together like milk and cookies.
Incurable but treatable non small cell lung cancer, stage IV for incurable but treatable papillary thyroid cancer stage IV.
As I sit and write here, with too much time on my hands, I can't help but consider my lot in life.
Having recently returned from a driving sojourn through the South, with stops and stays in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, visiting four sets of friends in those three states, I can say with certainty that wearing masks, social distancing and common sense consideration for your fellow citizen were not nearly so accepted as we had hoped.
...and now I'm out – of the Handel's Messiah sweepstakes.
The non-stop – or so it seems, television advertising letting all of us viewers know that the 2020 Medicare Open Enrollment window is about to slam shut is nearly over.
Not that I'm the most-stressed about it, but I am at least stressed about a bone scan I'm having this week.
Let us presume, for the sake of this column, that I only have papillary thyroid cancer stage IV, and that my years as a non small cell lung cancer patient, also stage IV, are over.
As my brother, Richard, has often said: "If the oncologist is happy, then I'm happy."
...it was first rate.
...to get a second opinion about one's first cancer; especially if there's now a second cancer to consider.
What I'm thinking about – and being thankful for, today, is the disappearance of all the side effects I've been experiencing during the last four weeks or so since I began my pill regimen for my papillary thyroid cancer treatment.