Recovery from that first surgery was fairly easy, and the abdominal pain was gone when I awoke. Trouble was, we still didn’t know what had caused it. (more…)
Well, apparently I have cancer. The delivery of this news felt as bizarrely unexpected and unfair as having a piano fall on one’s head while walking down the street, cartoon-style: Where the heck did THAT come from?
Let’s start at the beginning.