Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Living without Cancer

If you live through it cancer will take a year out of your life and change you forever. Next month is my one year anniversary and I am pretty amazed when I wake up in the morning!

The sun predictably rises, the birds are always singing, people in the early morning going to work, all that remains the same it is me who has changed. I went through twelve chemo voodoo

sessions and each one kills you a little bit, draining your energy in an indescribable way, adding twenty years to you, turning you into an old man. Now I feel as though I have reversed that clock, found some incredible time machine and am getting younger every day! It is a feeling,

like, wow, I dodged that bullet! and I begin to think how wonderfully, incredibly lucky I have been all my life! My life didn't "flash before my eyes" but it did give me cause to reflect upon it.

In my other blog I talk a lot about my youth, trying to figure out how I got to where I am.


  1. I have to thank you for todays comments on my blog Jerry I never ever knew my blog had any value. You are and will always be a special friend to me and for that I thank you.

  2. Thank you, Ralph, you are still the "Head Master"

  3. Hi Jerry - thanks for making me laugh with a couple of days ago's comment. I'm so glad you feel stronger every day. Your perseverance through the terrible 'treatment'got you there, and I hope you'll inspire many people with your blog and your bravery.

  4. PS: ... and my name's 'Andrea'. Pleased to meet you :)