July 14, 2019
I meet my Oncologist on Wednesday at hopefully 8am. I am happy to know that I my treatment care will be decided upon by the same Oncologist that treated my wife. She is known only by a portion of her name Dr. Pat. I guess that she is probably from the Phillipines, but where she is from is not as important as the knowledge she has. She is also a Dr. of Hematology.
I have to get my questions into the phone so I am more prepared. I want to ask about hitting my Cancer with both Chemo and Hormone therapy. The Hormone therapy is definitely not something i am look forward too. To all my readers one of the "worst" side effects of hormone therapy is that we males get to experience Hot Flashes. Ladies, oh yes I can relate. I was also reminded today of how drastic the Hot Flashes are, as I had lunch with a friend that was with me in 2016 when I was hit with a Hot Flash. He looked at me with a lot of concern and said "are you alright ?" Hot Flashes for me...well I look like I just got out of a shower. Ryan, is the type of friend that everyone needs but sometimes just can't find.
Also this weekend I was graced to have a friend from years ago call me and we spoke for almost one hour. A friend from school days gone by. Just a reminder I am 56 yrs old. Bill, prayed for myself and my wife before we hung up. I am not sure I touched on before but Friends are definitely a gift from God when you have Cancer. So many people don't have a clue what to say or stop talking to you.
Cancer isn't contagious so if you know someone that has Cancer - reach out, say hello and see where it goes. If you want to ask questions about Cancer ask them, or you can ask me. But please ask. I am sure that nothing more will happen than you gain a deeper friendship or a new friend. Either way both of you will win. May God reach out and touch you so that his Love is shared.
I can always be found at firstname.lastname@example.org