Life In A Time Of Radiation And Celebration

Another week spent in Mordor. Another series of undignified pokes, pricks and probings. Another encounter with the harpoon dildo. And now I have been implanted with golden seed markers, acquired my first tattoos and radiation is imminent. I’m not gonna lie, I’m experiencing a great deal of trepidation over what comes next. Thank all the…… Continue reading Life In A Time Of Radiation And Celebration

How To Make The Best Of Monkey Feces In Your Hair

Okay, let’s just address the pink rhinoceros in the room right off the bat. No sugar coating, here. The biopsy was brutal and the pathology results were alarming to everybody, including the doctors at the Mayo Clinic. Apparently this particular gut goblin is very aggressive. It hasn’t yet metastasized, but it has tipped me right…… Continue reading How To Make The Best Of Monkey Feces In Your Hair

There And Back Again; The Uncertainties Of Life

Alas, some of the best laid plans often go awry. I am no closer to knowing when my treatments will begin than I was last week. Since my last entry, I’ve been injected, scanned, poked, prodded and had more digits up my kiester than a Jim Henson muppet, but I’m still no closer to a…… Continue reading There And Back Again; The Uncertainties Of Life

Back To The Viper’s Nest or How To Make The Best of Perverse Irony

Today begins another great adventure. I use the term loosely, of course. There is nothing great about scheduling a grueling round of radiation treatments at the Mayo Clinic. I am, however, using the word as an adjective, not an adverb. Any adventure that has the potential to be life changing, has a greatness all its…… Continue reading Back To The Viper’s Nest or How To Make The Best of Perverse Irony