I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.
— Kurt Vonnegut
I was diagnosed with stage four metastatic cancer in November 2016. The primary tumor site is the junction of the esophagus and stomach. But it didn’t stop there. It metastasized to my liver, pancreas, and some lymph nodes. I’m doing chemotherapy every two weeks and have been responding well to treatment so far.
Before this diagnosis, I was the type of person who simply loved to love. That’s why I love that Kurt Vonnegut quote above so much. I really took great delight in the most mundane of things, and managed in the process to bring a little bit of sunshine to the people around me. I believe that remembering who I was before my diagnosis is the best way for me to get back in touch with myself and remember that my life is bigger than this cancer.
Cancer really sucks. The goal of this blog to help me focus on the things that bring me delight. Of course, I’ll also talk about cancer. It’s kind of unavoidable, really.