The cancer situation

The Alaska & Paris-to-Poughkeepsie tours were scheduled partly on the assumption that I would be starting chemo in Nov., but my recent CT scan & oncologist visit have changed everything.

The CT showed no change in my cancer from 3 months ago (excellent!), but it also showed that I had walking pneumonia (less excellent). I’ve already taken the precautionary course of antibiotics, but my onc says the pneumonia could take 2 months to clear up.

So … since the lack of change in the cancer could mean that my body is more sucesssfully defending itself, and no one wants me to start chemo before the pneumonia is definitely gone, I get to put chemo off until at least next year, when I’ll get scanned again.

I just might have a few more lives left in me…

Not fair to leave you (whoever you are) hanging!

I’m happy to report that my absence from posting the last 10 months has been due to an excess of excellent experiences with my wife.

In March we went to Death Valley for several days, simplified by flying to Vegas and renting a car.

At the end of August/beginning of September we hit Sitka & Juneau, AK for 6 nights each. Highly recommended, especially if you’re into the temperate rainforest vibe.

Then, in honor of our son’s 30th birthday, we took both of the ‘kids’ to a Paris B&B for two weeks and all got to know each other as adults.

The “Paris to Poughkeepsie” tour continued through Basking Ridge, NJ (jamming with old band mates) and Warwick, NY to the fabled Hudson River town of Poughkeepsie. That was home base for the out-of-town relatives attending a wedding across the river

Now I’m home & recovering from all the excitement.

Next: the cancer situation (not bad!)

P.S.: I do read comments, but am too paranoid to open the site to outside accounts. Keep those cards and letters coming!