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[cancer|travel] I am off to NIH, journeying in fear

The weather in Washington, DC, permitting, I am flying this morning by myself. Lisa Costello and Dad had tickets on a Sunday flight. They’ll meet me at Washington National Airport late this afternoon.

I check into the hospital this evening. There are some pre-operative tests tomorrow, mostly imaging. The party starts in earnest on Thursday.

Talking to my therapist yesterday, I realized that over the next month I’ll be going through the experience of surgery and chemo, compressed from eight or ten months down to a few weeks. Which is pretty overwhelming.

I am rather afraid of doing this, but I am more afraid of not doing it.



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