Dec 24, 2008 - 11:44 am
Today my son and I were tooling along in my "if I'm dying I'm dying in a nice ride" ride, and he asked, "So, dad, if that Doctor had been right last year, you might not be here right now, right?". The doctor, Onco Man, had advised that I might have as little as 10 months to live. June of '07. He was wrong, of course.
I said, "Yeah, Ry, I would probably be lying in bed with an oxygen tank, like our neighbor over there, taking morphine every four hours right about now. If I was still here. And if he was right."
And here is my point: to all of you who are still here, defying the odds or simply (simply?) benefitting from the treatments you have received, to all of you who are still with us, and who still make me laugh when I see you, who still make me cry when you want to, who make me proud to be part of this large community, albeit one I would recommend others avoid if at all possible:
Shine on, you crazy diamonds!