Back on the sauce

Despite my recent seven days in the hospital, my trusted oncologist said I could start consuming my “cocktails” again sans the vermouth (Bleomycin). With a warm blanket, and a cup of orange juice (but no gin), I sat in the comfortable recliner and I restarted the regime today. Everything went well. Still unsteady on my feet and winded, but otherwise OK. It was good to belly up to the bar once again.

RGK

10 responses

  1. It is good to hear that you are receiving treatment again. My oncologist and I recently discontinued chemotherapy because it was having no effect on the cancer but quite severe effects on me! Having previously exhausted surgery and radiation, all that remains available is palliative care for which I am most grateful. I hope that your cancer responds to the new treatment regime and you are back on the bench as soon as possible (if that is your wish-you may prefer to be fishing πŸ™‚ ). Be well

  2. John,

    I am sorry to hear of your situation. There is no good spin except this: When I visited with a cancer guru at UNMC, who is also a bit of a philospher, he told me that I would never be the same whether I was cured or not. He said I would see life, and those around me, in a wholly different and more gentle and understanding manner. He said that would be a gift of great value. From your gracious note, I see that my philospher-doc is right. Your courage and concern for others blows me away. Thank you for writing.

    All the best.

    RGK

  3. I read your post everyday. I enjoy your narrative. I used to be a lawyer and had cancer too. Get well soon πŸ™‚

  4. Pilar,

    Thanks for writing. What is it about lawyers and cancer? Don’t answer! It’s the premise for a bad lawyer joke.

    All the best.

    RGK

  5. I’ve still got a bottle of Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve waiting. Name the date and I’m there with a party.

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