This Thanksgiving was spent in San Jose, CA. My brother Tony had lung cancer surgery. One lobe and a dozen lymph nodes and a piece of rib removed. We got good news. He is classed stage 2A. The cancer has not spread as far as they can tell. He now has to decide whether to have chemo.
I went there to aid and support him. He recovered so quickly after leaving the hospital that he was driving and cooking within 3 or 4 days. His son Cy and Cy’s fiancee Jordan provided us with a turkey dinner. Then his daughter Elise and her partner Carol provided another turkey dinner. We ate well. It was good to get to know them all.
A good thing for me was that I continued my daily walks and during my walks I found a Vietnamese Buddhist temple. I went there 4 times for meditation. It was a beautiful, serene place.
On returning here, I have had my last Sandostatin injection for neuroendocrine cancer at my HMO. Next month I will start going to Dr. Liu’s offices for that. Hoping that this will be a positive change in my life.
Today, I got an unwelcome Christmas present. The bladder cancer has recurred. Because I I am changing insurance, I will wait until next month to see a new doctor and get their opinion and action plan. I am told that the cancer is very low grade and that I should be able to wait a couple of months.
Despite the bad news, our house is decorated for Christmas and we will have a good crowd here this weekend for a holiday dinner. I am looking forward to it.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Holidays, Namaste,