Sunday, September 25, 2005

My Cancer Treatment

I have had many requests for updates about my prostate cancer and subsequest treatment. Well, actually, there was just one guy that said something to the effect that "would you just shut up about your reproductive stuff"?

I will enter treatment October 12 at 1:00 P.M. Everything being equal, I will exit said treatment at about 2:30 P.M.

I am going to have what is called Brackytherapy. Essentially, that is inserting radioactive isotopes into my prostate.

I have been told that there are certain restrictions...

Such as I can't approach pregnant women with-in six feet. I am happpy to report that this will not be a problem, as no woman has come within that distance for a very long time, pregnant or not.

I do however, now have the prospect of having a beacon...You know, like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer...

Everywhere I go for about two months, a certain portion of my body will glow in the dark. This is really great, since up until now, I've used a night light to find the bathroom.

Hopefully, in six months or so, I will be back to normal.

I send this message, so that you may feel sorry for me as I stand depraved, deprived, and very upbeat about the whole thing...

4 comments:

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stebbijo said...

This was funny Herb but -- I know serious at the same time. Take care!

jon said...

I was looking at your posts about cancer research and found a good article about the same cancer research info too...

God luck with it : )

Bill McCrory said...

Well, being an ambulatory night light does help on those nocturnal trips to the outhouse, trips which increase in frequency as one gets older.

We'll be thinking about you on the 12th.

Bill & Lisa