Friday, October 28, 2011

Another new patient at Phan's office

We met someone new today. He was just recently diagnosed with throat cancer and is doing radiation and chemo. It's all new to him and pretty scary. He's much younger than me.  I am definitely the old timer now. We talked with him and his girlfriend for a while about our experience and how things are going.  He also told us about an awesome sounding place in Redondo Beach that provides all kinds of great services to cancer patients. Definitely going to check it out.

Also at chemo today was an older man, who we've seen before. He's in his late 80s and had some real hygiene issues today. They gave him his chemo in a separate room. It was sad to see.

So kind of a sobering day. Sobering in that it really reminded me I have cancer. But also sobering in that I don't have it so bad.  I'm doing pretty darn good.  I was also pretty scared at the start of all this but its become pretty routine. We talked to Phan about my future and our goal with chemo.  The mission is remission but there are also other targets to shoot for, cause I have a life to lead.

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