Health update

Earlier this week I was in Indianapolis. This had nothing to do with basketball — actually, the basketball caused some problems getting a hotel room — but was about my health. Basically, I was there to see the guy who’s the top expert in the type of cancer I had.

I went up there thinking I was going to get some pretty drastic medical treatment — the sort of thing that will probably cure you but make you wish you were dead. As it turned out, the doctor had other ideas. He took a look at my tests and decided that I didn’t have any active cancer, basically that I was giving false positives. (There’s no doubt that I had cancer last year — only that what looked like remnant cancer was just scar tissue and some unusual readings in the blood work.)

We don’t know that’s it’s gone. It’s just the doctor’s opinion, but he is the top man in the field. And it fits with the way my treatments were going, which had baffled my doctors here in Alabama. (Who are very good themselves.) We’re going to keep an eye on it and if there are changes it likely means that the cancer is back. But right now, everything looks good.

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4 responses to “Health update

  1. Sometimes the top man in a field might be a woman. Just sayin.”

    Couldn’t resist this one, as it comes after the previous blog’s headline, “Unfortunate phrasing.”

  2. Um… Probably not in this particular field, and that’s all I’ll say about it.

  3. e. nonee moose

    Hope this really is good news for you, Mac. God bless…

  4. Glad to hear this!

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