I feel like I should be sending out an update, since I’ve had two important doctor visits since my last update, but I also feel like I have nothing interesting or clever to say. Maybe this is what Sue calls “writers’ block”. Oh, well, I guess I’ll just send a factual update.
My last surgery, including the recovery, was the easiest one yet. I think I’ve been quoted as saying something like “I’ve had colds that hit me worse!” A couple of weeks after that surgery, I had a follow-up meeting with the surgeon. The most memorable quotes I have from that meeting are “jeez you heal nicely” (hey – it’s nice to be good at something, though I don’t think it’s to the point of super-power J) and “you’re all clear – we don’t see any more cancer in your lungs”. That was good news, though given my history it sadly doesn’t mean it will last.
Tuesday I had a follow-up with the oncologist for the PET scan I had just before Christmas. Again the news was good: the PET scan was clear! But this was my oncologist so, of course, he had to add a bit of gloominess about how my prospects were still not very good, statistically speaking, in the longer term. And so life goes: always a mix of good news and bad. Still, we rejoice in the clear PET scan, and today’s blue skies. “Do not worry about tomorrow….” (Matt. 6:34)
There. Now you’re up-to-date. If you’d like a more detailed update about my family, other aspects of my life, etc., send me yours first. Then, if you request that kind of update, Sue and/or I will reply. J
God bless you!