Diagnosis + 109 Days


Gang:

OK, it's done. I now look and feel a lot like a peach. In fact, I am renaming myself "Mr. Cancer Patient Formerly Known As the Guy With a Rapidly Thinning but Basically Full Head of Hair"

I told the guy at the barbershop, the guy with the large "semper fi" tattoo on his bicep, to give me a crewcut. What followed can only be described as a massacre, a follicular sacking of Troy, a rape of the Sabine Hairs, if you will. It took only moments, but in those brief seconds an entire look was changed. I was expecting something fairly stylish, perhaps a half inch in length and with a flat top. What I got was an even millimeter all over. I believe that the distance between each of the few living follicles I have is about the same as the length of each hair. This makes my head a perfect Cranial Numerator, which is a rare mathematical event postulated by Einstein in a footnote to his Relativity Theory but unproven until now. I have submitted photos of my head to the Nobel Committee and I am travelling to CERN for more analyses later this week.

I also took the fastest shower in human history this morning and I dried my hair by walking out of the bathroom quickly enough to create a breeze.

OK, enough about my hair, or "the part of my body formerly known as my hair"

I want you all to know that I am now going for chemo #7. This means that there will be just 5 chemos left. This seems like small potatoes to some, but unfortunately 5 seems like eternity to me. However, 5 is better than 6 and soon it will be 4 (at least that's my recollection of basic math).

I've had my mid-point CT scans and gallium scans. I'll update everyone as soon as the results are in.

Steve

"Mr. Cancer Patient Formerly Known As the Guy With a Rapidly Thinning but Basically Full Head of Hair"

"Thomas Hodgkins Died of Natural Causes"

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