Posted 20 September 2006 - 03:57 AM
I don't believe in luck, that's a good thing because luck doesn't believe in me either. Similarly, I do not want to do the whole cliché thing where I make a token appearance and say "Get well soon", like something off a Hallmark card. I will however, as obviously seen in this paragraph, attempt to garner a hap-hazard laugh or two.
I do really hope you pull through this, and I'm quite sure that while the bastard keeps popping up, as long as you've beaten it once you can beat it again. I could go into clinical evidence for this, but that might be a bit cold, calculating, and sort of depressing. I can say this though, medicine highly favors success in a case such as this. I have nothing but the strictest confidence that, while it might be a troublesome and somewhat unpleasant, to say the least, experience, I believe that this will have a thoroughly satisfactory result. I don't like to use the term luck, I prefer probability. If the world doesn't blow up tomorrow, in all probability, this will certainly be resolved favorably.
Strides against cancer are being made every day (Not the breast cancer walk), and I'd give it another five years until we're at the point where treatment methods would have developed so far as to prohibit a treatment failure except in the most dire of circumstances. When the bastard rears its ugly head again, and decides to say "Fuck the G0 phase!", you'll be able to soundly crush the little bitchy whores of cells with a bit of sedative and a few lasers. Things can't get worse, you've caught it early, unlike many people I've known. Take each day as it comes, and remember with the utmost confidence that you do certainly have your entire life ahead of you. A positive attitude may be judged as being absolutely as important as any sort of medication. It is the attitude of getting up and looking forward to making progress that will truly win the fight. Victory's already assured, don't fret it. Keep on top of the errant little buggers and you can't lose.
I suppose the above can all be summed up with good luck, but that might trivialize matters. Get better, or I'll have to fly across the pond and slap some of those damn doctors around.