Just a small note to let you all know that I was feeling weak recently and took an MRI and EEG on Friday.
I saw my oncologist yesterday and my original tumor of two years ago remains reduced and dormant.
Unfortunately, I have two spanking new tumors in roughly the same spot.
I feel great, because I have been put on steroids and the energy is surging through me as if I am in a computer animation. Tonight might be the night to finally rent Avatar. I just tasted a bottle of Jean Maupertuis Côte d'Auvergne blind and guessed it was Harlan. That's right, everything around me is buzzing with power.
The steroids make me 28 years younger. I am the young man at NYU's Graduate Journalism School the day I met Denyse Louis, who later became my wife, mother of my children, business partner and dog co-owner. I went today to eat the Muffin Shop on Waverly Street, where we used to hang out with Belgians, Brits and Brazilians. The Muffin shop is now a pizza joint.
I am meeting with my Neurosurgeon tomorrow to figure out what to do. He is a distinguished physician and loves René Rostaing's Côte Roties from 1995.
Under his guidance, I might enjoy what all the cool kids do and have Gamma Knife Surgery!
After two years, I'm back to being a cancer newbie. I enjoyed it so much the first time and am looking forward to once again sampling the free coffee and graham crackers at the NYU Cancer Care Center. I can't say enough great things about my doctors and am purposely sparing them the humiliation of being outed in public on this blog.
The steroids are great.
Getting rid of the new tumors would also be nice. .
Include me in your prayers and wish me a speedy recovery and tell me how your thoughts (and prayers) are with me and all my loved ones.
Send contributions to Partners in Health to people who really need help. I'm a wealthy wine importer with good doctors and a good health insurance plan. I'll get the best care possible, unlike people suffering with horrible medical care all over the world when we have the capacity to do better.
Stay tuned here for hourly reports. Cancer puts me in a foul mood and maybe I'll even feel compelled to revive Dr. Barbara Hirsch, the famous Great Neck Endocrinologist. Many of my readers have been asking me to bring her back.