The on-going, first-hand tale of a journey through medical oncology... and what happens after.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Latent cancer ravings?

Hello to blog-land... yeah, it's been a while. Not been up to much, you? It's been such a long time, and I really do miss your smile...

Wait, hold on - no ripping off cheesy lyrics from 80's songs. OK, well, maybe...

A dear friend claims that she checks this blog for posts in a manner that could only be called religious (or maybe obsessive). This is mostly a test to see if her claim is true (you know who you are!) But at the same time, I am feeling a little anxious about my upcoming CT scan and CEA tests. You see, there is a pattern to my interactions with colon cancer - a periodicity of four years. Now I will grant that I have only two data points (March of 2007, and then January of 2011), but if that serves as any kind of predictor then we are looking at cancer detection in say, November of 2014. This is right around the proverbial corner. Alas.

So, the next month or so will be filled with varying levels of angst. I have a very distracting (and somewhat stressful) job these days - which is both good and bad. And I am still nursing a "broken" thumb (though it may actually be a detached tendon). EASY to forget the pattern, right? Oh, and my friends and family are always here for me.

We may be having our last throes of summer today and tomorrow. So - there's a warm wind blowing the stars around. And I'd really love to see you tonight.


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