Closer to Normal

Summer 2013 in Oregon is circling the drain. I took the box fans out of the upstairs windows and put the electric blanket back on the bed. My summer was a paradox, creeping along unbelievably slow, moment by drawn out moment in the hospital and in recovery, but then I looked up and suddenly the summer days are gone!

I’m feeling closer to normal and farther from death; although I know it could be waiting in the next crosswalk. But, it could be waiting for anyone there and has nothing to do with cancer. I just had my six month visit with my urologist. He said my PSA (indicator for prostate cancer) is non-existent, that’s great. He said I’m halfway through the danger zone….. If the prostate cancer doesn’t come back within five years, it’s highly unlikely it will come back.

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Working full time and ready for high water

I doubled the dosage of my B complex vitamins and it does seem to be helping with the chemo nerve damage / pain in my feet. My oncologist said next visit, three months from the transplant, they will test for cancer indicators. I thought, with all these vials of blood you’ve taken – what have you been testing for?

We were clicking through TV stations the other night, looking for a reason to stay up ten more minutes, when I saw an eerily accurate representation of my hair style: it was little Ralph Wiggum on the Simpson’s. Image

I’m afraid I won’t be able to identify with him for long because in the mirror I see little black seedlings sprouting among the wispy white survivor hairs clinging to my head. This could get interesting.

I remain, as always, thankful to God.

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4 comments on “Closer to Normal

  1. Don MacDonald says:

    HEY IT all sounds good to me. Glad we did not come down yesterday and I did not go to show. From what I heard the club was not  happy with the way they were treated . ALot different then last year . THE musem was happy to see us . NOT sure what happen but that is what I had heard.  ALso heard it got very stormy down your way .  So it looks like it was a good thing we stayed home.  BUT We will plan a trip  your  way in the very near future. So how did you do at the car show ? Number 1 by being the only or 2 nd car there 😉 OK take care talk to ya soon  DON

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    • scanfie says:

      Don, I’m looking forward to you and Diane driving out for a visit. I couldn’t believe only two cars showed up for the Friday show at Lou’s Drive-in that day. I guess it was the threat of rain. No news yet from the insurance company about the Toyota.

  2. Tamara Wright says:

    Excellent news, Scott! Sure enjoyed our recent visit….thanks for taking the time! God bless you, both.

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