[cancer] Happy Cancerversary

Four years ago today I was admitted to the hospital with copious rectal bleeding, which turned into my cancer diagnosis.

Today I’m having family and a few friends over to celebrate the fact that I’ve survived four years with Stage Four colon cancer. As it happens, this past Friday my second chest port was removed, so we’ll be honoring that outbreak of optimism as well.

I got to keep this one:

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So, yeah. My brain’s been kind of eaten these past few days, but the stress is basically good stress. Getting my life back, at least for a while.

Today: Happy Cancerversary. Tomorrow I’m off to Omaha, back on Their Currents Turn Awry, and back to real life


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4 thoughts on “[cancer] Happy Cancerversary

  1. Jaws says:

    Just a few more body parts and accessories, Dr Frankensteen, and we can send Eyegore to look for the brain of Hans Del Brück… but we’ll probably end up with the brain of Joseph E. Lake Jr. instead (Abby Normal’s would be preferable).

  2. It looks like a cute little pet robot when it’s all curled up in your hand like that.

  3. Catherine says:

    A huge congratulations on this four year marker. 🙂

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