PBR In The Morning is a 3-man show once again this morning and this third of what we hope is your favorite way to start your day couldn’t be any happier. After a weeks vacation leading up to the holiday, yesterday was the day for my annual Cancer check up at Cleveland Clinic. There was a catscan, chest xray blood testing and then a wait for several minutes that seemed like ours for a meeting with my urologist who told me that I was cancer free and was good to go for another year. During the days leading up to cancer check up day there were lots of anxious hours that only someone who’s ben through cancer surgery and follow ups can completely understand. You think you’re fine! You expect to get good news, but in the back of your mind you know that a bad diagnosis can change your life immeasurably. You find yourself reluctant to make any plans until you hear that you are cancer free. And don’t have to come back for another check up for another year. When I got my good news I’m pretty sure the doctor could see a big broad smile even through my required covic 19 facial mask. As we left Cleveland for a trip home yesterday afternoon I couldn’t help but think of the other people in the clinic who got news they hoped not to hear. I’ve written and said before that I can’t understand why in a country like ours, where we have accomplished so much, why we haven’t made it a priority to make Cancer something that we talk about in the past tense. That’s the way I see it.