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July 11, 2005

Popping Cancer Update: First goal, breathe.

Later this afternoon, I'm off to see the pulmonologist who has to fix my left lung. I've been unable to sleep and even the short trip up or down the stairs leaves me gasping like a fish out of water for a good 2 or 3 minutes.

I feel like I have strength and the ability to fight the cancer now, but it's all hidden by my inability to breathe. I can't lay down without coughing, so I've been improvising a bed by laying my pillow on the computer desk, which at least keeps my lung upright and keeps me from coughing.

The pulmonologist MUST FIX my lung. This and my recent stays in the hospital make me wonder how many people die of cancer compared to how many die of complications of cancer. I'm not sure I want to know.

In any case, enough depression. Don't forget that cancer is a fun thing! Be sure to send your prayers, good intentions, kind thoughts, positive mojo and whatall else you have to me (or the doctor) this afternoon. I could use a good night's sleep again.

Posted by Dan at July 11, 2005 01:16 AM

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You crazy kids with your fancy drugs. Whatever happened to counting sheep?

Posted by: Mrs. Popping Culture at July 11, 2005 01:57 AM

I find watching any movie after about 9pm is enough to have me sawing logs by 9:45pm.

Posted by: Ara at July 11, 2005 07:35 AM

Rent any movie starring Madonna.

Posted by: Alex at July 11, 2005 03:24 PM

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