We recently wrote about our latest health news, which prompted a minor flood of concerned email from friends and colleagues, though I wasn’t quite sure why. One comment was that it ‘didn’t sound like Chris.’
I’ll repeat that the news was very good for a person with glioma. The tumor is stable, indeed a faint shadow of its pre-radiation-and-chemo self.
I did admit to feeling glum, one of the few times I’ve chosen to write about the depression that comes and goes, a common cancer side effect. Like most of the other unfortunate symptoms of this disease, I’m used to it, and have a strategy for managing it (the Wall-E philosophy, in this case).
I’m a big fan of being transparent and open, but sometime it has unintended consequences – I really didn’t mean to alarm anyone – this is just my life these days. Taken on balance, it’s a very good life.
Anyway, walking partners Scott Loftesness, Tiger Lily and I were up bright and early, making our rounds this morning. One day at a time… photo by Linda Hubbard Gulker…