Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[cancer] Happy Cancerversary

Four years ago today I was admitted to the hospital with copious rectal bleeding, which turned into my cancer diagnosis.

Today I'm having family and a few friends over to celebrate the fact that I've survived four years with Stage Four colon cancer. As it happens, this past Friday my second chest port was removed, so we'll be honoring that outbreak of optimism as well.

I got to keep this one:


So, yeah. My brain's been kind of eaten these past few days, but the stress is basically good stress. Getting my life back, at least for a while.

Today: Happy Cancerversary. Tomorrow I'm off to Omaha, back on Their Currents Turn Awry, and back to real life

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