Posts Written OnOctober 2019

The Naked Comic

I don’t remember when or how I received the results of my July 2017 PET scan, but I’m sure that it was my brother-in-law Paul who provided me with the information. Unfortunately, the news was not encouraging– After completing the Carboplatin and Docetaxil chemotherapy regimen, the follow-up imaging indicated that the mass on the left side of my neck was still cancerous, and had grown larger. The three metastatic lymph nodes in my superior mediastinum (located between the lungs) were also still there, but no new cancer sites were detected. I didn’t have a melt down, I did not panic, and I was not overwhelmed by fear. Was I in pain? Yes. Was I uncomfortable? Very. But as my friend and noted psychiatrist Dr. John Aliapoulios had suggested a few months prior,…