As most of you know I was diagnosed with cancer in May of this year. I had a large tumor in my chest. After surgery, hormonal shots, chemotherapy and radiation the tumor has decreased in size from 12 centimeters to 6 centimeters. I was recently at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for follow-up. My oncologist, Dr. Almokaden, gave me a good report. I am feeling well and have resumed near normal activities. Unless I develop symptoms of progression, I will not require any follow-up until March of 2021.
I have increased my leisure activities to include jogging and biking and I’m hoping to even do some skiing this winter. I continue to enjoy reading and studying a variety of subjects and I’m playing a lot of piano. I am starting to think about what else I might want to do with the rest of my life. However, with the pandemic surging I remain by choice essentially quarantined, enjoying my time at home with Elizabeth.
For now, the times of trial and tribulation and suffering have gratefully passed. This is a good thing although I must admit that my cancer experiences did provide a lot of the inspiration for the writing of my blog.
I do plan to continue writing about cancer and theology and philosophy as the spirit leads.