My Life With Cancer, They Never Call You In To The Office When It’s Good News (Part 5)
I’ve learned over the years that when it comes to medicine you will never get a phone call like this: “ring”…Hello? Yes, Mr. Mee? Yes this is him. This is Dr. SoandSo’s office. Yes… We have the results of your biopsy and you’re gonna die….well have a good day now, bye.
No if it’s bad news, you’re going in to the principals office as I call it. So that’s what happened with Dr. Burr. His scheduler called wanting to set up a time for me to come in to discus the results of the biopsy. OK, secret, the more serious, the more they will fit your schedule. Follow up for say a zit, “we have an opening at 3am Tuesday”, follow up for this stuff, “when would be good for you”, I knew it was serious.
So I met with Dr. Burr, funny thing he kept calling me “Kiddo” until he found out I was older than him and that was about 4 years later. For some reason we met in the same room for the surgery. He looked at me, explained it was some sort of Lymphoma and there wasn’t a cure for it. He went through a bunch of other stuff that to this day I don’t remember, all I could think of was hhhmmm interesting I have Cancer.
I remember his last line, “get me wrong, it will be a battle, but quite a few people have made a good go at this, so what do you think”. At times like this I have no filter on my thoughts and said “it’s gonna be an interesting ride” but I’m gonna kick the $#!+ out of it. What could I say, for some reason there was no fear, I knew it would be an adventure. He told me I was the weirdest duck he had ever met.
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