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Big C

In the almost six months since my last blog, cancer has come calling. I hope it finds me a formidable opponent, as I have no intention of letting the Big C have its way. In fact, calling it Big gives cancer too much power, so I’m referring to it as lower case c.

I’m not being flip or casual; this is serious business. But I believe a positive attitude, coupled with an appreciation of every day we have on this earth, is an important component to facing lower case c.

Long story short: I discovered a lump in my right armpit the middle of September; after a variety of tests it was determined to be cancerous; my surgery to remove it was this past Tuesday, November 14, and now I’m looking at several weeks of radiation that will start before the end of the year.

But that’s just an outline for what has been an amazing experience so far. It’s an experience that defies everything I ever thought about cancer and doctors and family and friends. So I plan to write about it. This is the start . . .

On a scale of 1 to 10, today was a 9.

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