Aug 13, 2009 - 3:56 pm
I hope everyone is doing well, under these circumstances. I am Mike, the 'Wild Goose7' and was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer above the nipple line. I am being aggressive with my treatment process and ask a ton of questions of the doctors.
I've given the doctors a 'curve ball' because of my 29 years in the military dealing with high power electronics and ionizing radiation, with the major impacts from engineering studies on the thorax. I'm still getting more information, but I have had some friends succumb to various cancers, and they all had the same career paths.
I went through the remorse, denial phases of a cancer diagnosis in the blink of an eye. I'm in the hardover VICTORY MODE! Whatever it takes! And I used to be a collateral duty crisis counsellor!
My wife thinks that I can still work 10-12 hours each day, but I'm getting physically and very slowly weaker. I am anemic and have lost 35 pounds in 2.5 months- not the preferred means to loose weight. I live on Ensure, applesauce and ice cream.
I am an ardent deer, wild turkey and wild boar hunter, and recognize that that is off for this year.
My prayer for you all: "Dear God, Our Heavenly Father, Bless those afflicted with insidious disease. May Your Divine Grace protect them and help them to regain a full life for You. Amen.
Mike the 'Wild Goose7' sends along with my sailor's wish, "Fair Winds and Following Seas."