Monthly Archives: April 2012

It is what it is

My oncologist told me I should play the lottery. There’s a fluid pocket beside your bladder, she said. It’s probably nothing, but maybe it should be drained. I’ll let the surgeon decide. She knows better. If it would go wrong … Continue reading

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Good times

The last two days have been good. Maybe I mean the last two days I’ve felt good. I’ve been existing in this state of increasing anxiety for a couple months now. I’ve never felt as much that a human is … Continue reading

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Back to the races

You use humor to deal with your situation, my doctor said at my visit last week. I guess you can say that, I replied. It’s pretty dark, but then what about this isn’t? Yeah, it is. But why do you … Continue reading

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