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Meaning of life

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." ~ Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Cancer Chronicles 23

And We're Off!!!

Up at 6:30 AM. Blood draw early this morning along with a chest x-ray. Fun Fun Fun! Then on to my speech therapist. Not much news there. She just wants to see me ween myself off the feeding tube and can understand why I'm having trouble with solid foods because of the size of the tongue flap. Then onto see the always grinning Dr. Morrison. He seems to be opening up more. Always a man of few words, but he was much more social on this visit. He seems pleased with my progress.

I often wonder if it's hard for many of the people that work with cancer patients to get too close. There's always that chance the patient might not survive. Not only dealing with the loss, but maybe even a feeling of failure. I'm not sure I could do what they do. The emotional impact must be great knowing the odds of death associated with this disease.

This was an easy day and I feel really good about what has transpired thus far, but tomorrow will be another day.




Maureen said...

Hi Brian,

Glad Tuesday was a good day for you. I am eagerly awaiting Wednesday's report!
I hope it is as good as Tuesday.


Maria Bishop said...

Hello nice bloog

Words To Live By:

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service to others." -Mahatma Gandhi