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Re: ghost story Tabitha

Posted by lil jimi on September 8, 2016, at 0:05:28

In reply to Re: ghost story lil jimi, posted by Tabitha on September 3, 2016, at 12:24:25

> Jim, for what it's worth, I went through cancer treatment in 2012-2013 time-frame. One thing I remember (sort of) about chemo was memory loss, in between the long periods of sleeping. At the time I thought I must be permanently brain-damaged, but it turned out to be just short-term side effects. Like, I would watch a movie, and have zero memory of having seen it. It was truly like being a goldfish. I was annoyed that I wasn't prepared for that side-effect by the staff. I was told I'd have "flu-like symptoms", not brain-melt. So I still have holes in my memory of the period. Not that I need to remember it all, anyway.

It is worth a great deal to me to have you here, a fellow cancer survivor. Your compassion is a very great blessing to me and I thank you for it. I am blessed that you are well. I have 11 (of 35) more radiation treatments to go and one more Cisplatin infusion.

In 1963 through 1967, when I was 12 till I was 16 years old I survived cancer before there was chemotherapy (and the attempt at Cobalt60 radiation was counterproductive, threateningly so). I was blessed with gifted surgeons who saved me and my left arm.

That was 50+ years ago. My doctors aren't that old now.

Yesterday my older brother texted me that he has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma on his lip and expects to have Mohs surgery on it later this month.

Our worlds turn in elliptical orbits.




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