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Just Get Me To The Next Treatment

February 12, 2021 4 comments

One of the deceased members of my MRCG (see formal ID cards below) was a scrappy fighter and a role model for our cancer caucus. Except for the inevitable final encounter with the infamous Emperor-Of-All-Maladies, Amy knew how to put a whuppin’ on the Emperor whenever he got too close. One of Amy’s many inspirational nuggets of wisdom is:

Just Get Me To The Next Treatment

The quip is meant to convey the bright hope that as each treatment starts failing to halt the Emperor’s advance, a newly FDA-Approved or heavily-scrutinized clinical trial regimen would be ready for her to latch onto before the looming final existential encounter. I don’t know how many treatment types Amy endured, but there were many. One of our other heroic MRCG members, Tracy B., is on her freakin’ 23rd treatment regimen! This exceptional woman is as indestructible as the Bitcoin honey badger. (I had to shill Bitcoin in this post somehow).

Image result for bitcoin honey badger

So back to me, because it’s all about me, damn it! I’m currently on treatment regimen number three and still a mere grunt in a platoon of battletested MRCG veterans. I don’t know what my next chemo cocktail will turn out to be because there s no official checklist to follow. It “depends” on how my physical situation changes and how fast those changes occur.

However, whenever I stumble upon news like this…..

….it boosts my spirits because I always think of Amy: “That may be my next treatment!“.

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