It’s funny being on an island in the 21st century. That old internet, even as a dial-up connection, just brings the world to your door. Even when your door is on a cabin with 15 amps of electricity and no hot water.
Not complaining. I am liking it.
Just so peeps know, the Globe is continuing to do feature articles on cancer, cancer patients, cancer survivors, the politics of cancer, and drugs and research all this week.
And one woman on one of my ovarian cancer e-mail lists actually scrolled through that enormous article and singled out the link for my page. For anyone who can’t make it through the whole article, which is intense, and who wants to see my little claim to fame, you can just go here:
It’s been interesting in a painful sort of way to read those stories. I confess, I made it through about 80% of the Saturday article and then my head collapsed. And has been experiencing major structural damage ever since. It’s weird to parachute back through time and remember all those feelings and fears, real fears. It was pretty intense. It was interesting to have all that happen while I am out here in my little cabin and more or less on my own. That was okay. Not fun, but okay. And really, I am learning about being alone and figuring things out. So, it was a rocky ride, but it feels like there is a shift that is starting to take place, slowly. One hopes, anyway.
Anyway, all in all, it’s good. It’s hard but it’s good.
And I continue to be impressed by the folks at the Globe and all the work they have done on this cancer series. It’s painful to read, but it’s a good thing and I think it’s good for people to have this exposure.
Roger Dodger, over and out.