Friday, April 22, 2011

It was like a bar, only so not

It is 7:45 at night. A TV is on the wall in the corner showing SportsCenter. Three men who do not know each other are paying half attention to the screen. They are having a lively conversation about baseball players, full of anecdotes and trivia. They are enjoying this random camaraderie.

This could be happening in a bar or even a barber shop.

The setting of this conversation is decidedly different. This conversation took place in the MRI waiting room at the National Institutes of Health. They were not there to have a drink. They were there waiting for a scan on their brain tumors. They will find out the next day. For those moments in the waiting room, their stress dissipated like a scene from Field of Dreams. Tomorrow will bring news but at that time those men wished they were in a bar. Because, Lord knows, we could use a beer.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Temodar Cycle #16 Complete

My, how time flies. Just finished Temodar cycle #16. Tired at the end of this week. Have my next MRI in a couple weeks. I guess I will find out whether I will stop after 18 cycles or go on to 24. It is working for me so I would like to go as long as possible. Has any reader out there gone for 24 months on Temodar?

Recently heard the news of a neighbor's young nephew who passed quickly after his diagnosis of brain cancer. Sad, sad news. But it reminds me how fortunate I have been in this fight. I am 19 months since diagnosis and plan to keep going! Fight on! #Stupidcancer