I went to see the cancer doc today. The cancer has been slowly creeping upward over the past few months, since December, but he says I am doing real good, and am in good shape for a cancer patient. He loves that I am still swimming 3 times a week at a good distance and pace.
Although I am doing fairly well, the doctor wants me to continue on maintenance dosing of chemo (what I refer to as the "lukewarm" approach to fighting cancer, neither hot, nor cold, nor much of anything else). I was disappointed to not check out of (and leave) the Hotel California on this visit, and I think that I kind of irritated and annoyed my good friend the cancer doc with constant questions and referrals to data and logic, and general lack of understanding to this approach of fighting cancer. In light of the many I know who are in much more dire circumstances of cancer than I, I have much for which to be thankful and should be ashamed for my lack of gratitude.
I appreciate all of you for your friendship, support and prayers.