This is Rocky: Possibly Royal Cat now accepting applications from domestic domiciles that may well benefit from his wise and patient supervision. He likes to sit looking quite regal but I doubt he has royal lineage. I’m also a bit suspicious of his feline pedigree. I personally don’t know any Ewoks and I barely remember […]
The test was presented as a 24-hour monitoring test involving a tube through my nose and into my stomach. That sounds much less medieval than pushing a two-foot wire up my nose. The second intrusion, the wire, having a smaller diameter and being more rigid, needs to ram its blunt head into that sharp turn corner a few times until it realizes the path of least resistance would be to JUST MAKE THE TURN!
My first radiation appointment (in this series) had no radiation, it was a planning session. While being mapped, I asked the two young lady technicians if they had a most memorable patient. They said no, patients come and go daily, nothing has really stood out in the parade. After a while, one of them remembered […]
I’m nearly six weeks into my seven-week series of daily radiation treatments. I’ve met several fellow radiation patients as we rotate through the waiting room. Everyone has a story. Some have unhappier stories than others: Unhappy – “I got cancer.” Unhappier – “My woman dumped me when I got cancer.” I met a guy yesterday who’s […]
Tomorrow I will be three weeks into seven weeks of daily treatments. That’s three weeks minus one day because they called one morning and said, “Don’t come in – the machine is broken.” I imagined the unfortunate patient laying on that slab when it broke down, and then I wondered who would be the first […]
I loved that song Jim Croce sang in 1972 about saving time in a bottle. I’m saving time in a virtual Gigabytle. I finally finished shooting – copying – digitizing and archiving about 30 years of large, desk pad calendars. I first mentioned the project here. They were referred to as desk pads, but mine […]
My Urologist and my Radiation Oncologist agree the prostate cancer has returned. My options appear to be: Do nothing – and probably enjoy 10 years before quality of life issues become apparent. Wait, watch, and maybe do something later. PSA will sometimes increase and hover around 0.2 for a long time with no real problems. […]
I had the follow-up PSA test last week. I haven’t talked with my Urologist yet, but, the test results were automatically posted to my (Medical Stuff) web site. Test data often appears to be in Greek (Latin?), but these numbers were quite clear
I asked my wife to find a green ribbon I could tie in a bow and attach to myself where my surgeon would lift the blanket and be surprised to find me celebrating St Patrick’s Day.
I found her. We hugged. I looked into her face and was amazed. Other than the evidence of time passing, she looked pretty much the same as the girl I remembered. It’s been fifty years since I’ve seen her; FIFTY.