Saturday, March 03, 2007

Bang! Bang! Bang!

It’s true, it’s true! The cancer is still gone! The doctor did not call me and say he got my results mixed up with someone else’s. The cancer is gone. In the words of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., “Free at Last! Free At last. Free at Last. Thank God Almighty, I am Free At Last.”

Well, not quite.

As it turns out, I’m not done. I just happen to have one of those doctors that don’t consider every test they can perform enough, he wants more. He wants me to do 2 more treatments of the High-Dose IL-2 before going on a monitoring program. 2 more treatments. Can I do it?

Hell Yes!

I can do 2 treatments. I can do more than that if I have to (don’t tell my doctor). Anyone who has played a shooting video game knows that there is no greater pleasure than standing over your defeated enemy, and firing a couple shots into his now-dead corpse. Bang! Bang! Bang!. Take that, Cancer.

It won’t be easy. My treatments have gotten harder with every step. Vomiting, shaking, fevers, chills, you name it. 7 days of hell followed by 14 days of recovery.

Bring it on.


Death to Cancer

Cancer is Dead

8 comments:

lapazk said...

That's some mighty fine shootin' Son!

Anonymous said...

Jason - I am Jenn's friend from SFA. You and I met a few times in the distant past...anyways, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND SO HAPPY FOR YOU. This has been so flipping tough and I am just sooooo happy for you and your entire family. Take care of yourself.

Laura Nance-Kahlan

Anonymous said...

Jason -- I'm Liz, Jen's cousin up in Portland. I try to read your blog a couple times a month to get caught up, and also got the email from Jen this morning. I'm so happy for you and your family! You've painted such a realistic picture of your whole process, and I admire you for your honesty and strength.

So, will I see you and your beautiful wife and son at that family reunion in Nebraska now? -Liz

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jason, you sound so strong, so happy, and so committed to doing whatever it takes to bury your enemy! I am so very proud of you!
Love you, too!
Aunt Joan

Tim Smith said...

"...standing over your defeated enemy, and firing a couple shots into his now-dead corpse."

Great image! Fire away, Jason. Kick butt. Take names.

-- Tim

hgnis said...

Glad to hear you have finally licked this thing Jason. I know it must be such a relief filled time for the fam.
We haven't forgotten you over in Rice.

Michael said...

Hi Jason. It's Michael here from England, Amie's boyfriend. So happy for you and your family with your latest news,it proves you are a real fighter. Hope to see you and Jen again soon, all the best from the Limey!!!!

Þhân†ôm said...

That's great news man! Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Congrats on beating the cancer! Let me know when you get out and are comfortable at home and I'll pay you a visit.

- Jon Surratt