I started writing emails to friends about my recently diagnosed cancer. But I can add pix here, and also perhaps enlighten other people about the fight against this cancer.
Mine is SNUC; Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma. It is diagnosed annually in the US at a rate of 0.0062% of all cancers. I am not a South Chinese nickel miner, nor a Scandinavian hardwood worker. Lucky me.
Stats: Chuck Mason, 51, 6’3.5″ (previously 6’4″), 170 lbs. (185 until I was about 45 or so), born in Des Moines, Norwegian & Swiss/German, wife (Brigitte) and dog (Suzy Wong) who I both love dearly.
I work in motion picture set lighting (IATSE 728) in Los Angeles. Currently I say that I am ‘booked’ when people call w/ work. Maybe I can take calls in December.
2/16/12 update – Or not. Maybe early March.
5/28/12 update – I resumed working 3/5/12, worked an easy gaffer job for five days, and laid low for another month. By mid-April I had gone back to work in earnest.
This blog now seems to be ruminations on my new lifestyle. And most all of that is the changes I’m having are in my diet. If this ever becomes just another foodporn site, I’ll be done.