As preparations continue for what will be a rather long battle to deal with a bladder cancer diagnosis I received in Mid August, time has been at a considerable premium.
For that reason, I haven’t had the opportunity to escape to the mental break that’s provided by writing my blog.
Because what lies ahead will mean there will be a few days when you won’t hear my voice on the air, I think it’s important to let my listeners and readers know the course we’re about to embark on.
This Friday I will receive the first of 6 planned chemotherapy treatments that will occur over the next 12 weeks at Cleveland clinic.
Those treatments will be followed with surgery to remove my bladder, the nearby lymphnodes, etcetera.
The specialists with which we’ve been dealing are quite confident that with these steps, there’s no reason to expect I should enjoy anything but a long life ahead.
I would be lying if I were to say that I am not nervous about how it will feel to spend 7 hours receiving chemotherapy drugs, or the impact that they’ll have on my system, but I know others have done quite well with similar treatments and I expect I will to.
My goal is to miss as few work days as possible over the next 3 months.
I continue to be blessed with a great and supportive family, Childers Media Group, team mates who’ve stepped up whenever I’ve needed them, and what I know are a lot of prayers from lots of folks I know, as well as, many I don’t know for a good outcome.
This is just my turn to fight a disease which has impacted so many people we know and love.
That’s the way I see it.