» Happy Thanksgiving. Gobble, gobble.
I feel this approach takes the reader closer to the experience itself. Because I myself am closer to the experience.
But waiting until today, being Thanksgiving, gives me the opportunity to share some observations about gratitude that I find interesting.
Plus it gives me 24 hours to reflect on the experience. Because there was a lot of information to absorb in a short time.
Yesterday was sort of an orientation or indoctrination for folks who are scheduled to receive radiation treatments.
A 1-hour class given by the lady WHO RUNS Moores. That would be » the Director. (With a capital 'D'.)
She could easily have pawned this off on someone else .. being the busy person that she obviously is.
But it speaks volumes (to a patient like me, anyway) when the head honcho herself welcomes you to her facility.
There is an unspoken subtext. Which goes something like this »
» "This is what we do here at Moores. Let me show you a little of what I mean .. because I realize it would be easy to overwhelm you with information at this point. But I want to give you a quick, general idea of the quality of care you can expect to receive while you are HERE WITH US at Moores. I think it will bring you a degree of comfort when you realize that .. nobody does cancer quite like we do. Ah! There I go again, bragging on my people. Shame on me. But it's hard not to brag on them. Let me briefly show you what I mean by that. Let me introduce my team to you. And if while I am introducing them to you and while I am outlining their (most remarkable) skill sets for you .. if you somehow get the impression that I am insanely proud of them .. well, uh .. that's because you're right. I am. Guilty as charged. But hear me out. There are reasons for this pride of mine. Many reasons, and all valid ones, too. For example ..."
To be continued. Time to go eat some bird.
But wait 'til you hear about these radiation machines. Linear accelerators. "Wow." (Times ten.)
They cost a few million dollars each. The size of Volkswagen's. So cool.
» Techno Boner City
Dude, these machines are SO TECHNO COOL that .. even with cancer, I had a boner.
There is a part of me that does not identify with the cancer .. and part of the way in which I deal with it (with the cancer, I mean) .. is to identify and recognize any and every POSITIVE thing that I can find. (And yes, there are many .. if you look. Tho yes, it can be difficult, at times, to look beyond the cancer. Sure. This I will not deny.)
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