December 3rd, 2003.
Well, it's been about 2 years now since I first got sick, almost died, and
was diagnosed with a terminal cancer called Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. It
gives me great pleasure to report that I'm still here!
lot's changed since then, but mostly, my attitude and views about life
itself have been transformed. Every day is another day in paradise,
because every day is one I didn't think I'd have. I guess you could
say that a bad day alive is still way better than a good day dead! LOL!
Today, after procrastinating for way too long, I finally found a local
oncologist and made an appointment for a checkup next Wednesday, December
10th at 11 am. I'm a little nervous about what they'll find, as I've
been feeling pretty run-down lately and generally out of energy. But
it's not like it's a surprise or anything. I've been waiting and
watching for this thing to come back after me ever since I made it into my
first remission, and it lasted a pretty good length of time so far.
It's now been almost exactly 18 months since I got that news on June 6th of
which is the average length of a remission time with this disease, according
to what I've read about it.
keeps me pretty busy, but I still draw lots of doodles and toon characters
and stuff in my spare time. I haven't done a new cancer toon in quite
a while, which has disappointed a few people, but I just haven't been
concentrating on my cancer lately, which is why I haven't given as much time
to this journal either. I don't really have an excuse...
I'll let you all know what the doc says after I visit next Wednesday.
Till then, all you you take care, and keep a smile on your faces!
After all, it can't be that bad... We're still here!
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