Treatment 2 – May 15, 2012

Second chemo day. This was done in the doctors office and took about 2 ½ hours. No reactions and other than learning to have the patience to sit there all that time, all went pretty smoothly.

I did want to make a couple of observations about yesterday, however, Yesterday, I learned one of life’s true paradoxes. As I was having my allergic reaction with my arms and legs shaking involuntarily and the back of my head burning, sitting in chairs at the end of my bed was my beloved wife (Nancy) and one of my very best friends in the world (Gene). As I’m shaking, I distinctly recall looking into each of their faces and knowing without a shadow of a doubt that they were wishing it could be themselves laying in this bed and not me. The paradox is that as I’m making this observation, I’m thanking my Lord that it is me and not them. Were Confucius to put a title to this paradox, I think he would call it Love.

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