Treatment: Sacrifices

Things I’m doing without during chemoradiation therapy:

Red wine

White wine

Any wine

Bread

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Crunchy foods

Saliva

Walks

Work

Laziness

Extended writing sessions

Much talking

Novels

My garage office

Pot

Coffee

Excitement

Running into people on the street

Eating in restaurants

The notion of a quick shower

Laughing loudly

Freedom

Spontaneity

Letting Kofi the Cat lie on my belly

Letting Sally the Dog jump on me

Margaret, Patty, Nick, Hannah & Susie

Sneezing with all my might

Big glasses of water

Going for a ride to Cutright and Paynetown with Steve the Dog

Ambition

Charlotte Zietlow

Feistiness

Leg strength

Oh, there’s more, much more, trust me. But I’ll tell you this: the love I’m getting from everyone I know, especially The Loved One, pretty much balances it all out.

The ledger sheet shows I’m a lucky guy.

Which reminds me, I’m also doing without Lucky Guy Bakery brownies and….

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