And….I didn’t even notice. Passed me right by like just another day. Which it was. Except for one minor detail: it has now been SIXTEEN ASTOUNDING YEARS since I was diagnosed with lung cancer.
That’s right. It’s been tough at times, but also–more importantly–beyond amazing; this extended life of mine. A privilege I did not think I would have.
A privilege I do not take for granted.
Some crazy combination of luck, formidable oncologists, and medical research that has managed to stay one step ahead of my disease have kept me here.
That, and an incredible lust for life coupled with a natural tendency toward tenacity.
I am grateful. Fucking grateful.
But still hungry. Ready for more.
Bring it 🙂