The C word

The C word is scary, and none of us want to hear it uttered in our doctor’s office. The word is cancer, of course, and for the sake of full disclosure I have to let the few loyal readers that I have know that it was spoken to me by my doctor only a few days ago.

The good news, however, is that the kind of cancer they think I have–testicular cancer–is probably the most treatable out there, and all should be back to normal very soon. Suffice it to say I might not be posting on ecoTheater for a week or two, but plan to put up a recent unfinished post I’ve been working on tonight before I have surgery tomorrow morning followed throughout the week by a battery of tests and doctor visits.

I have been debating how to deal with this on ecoTheater the last couple of days, and decided that I might as well be honest. I don’t think I have any reason to hide it–it just is what it is. My wife and I are confident that once the tumor is removed from my body, I will make a speedy and full recovery. I suppose I didn’t want to lose the small readership I’ve managed to attract, and I didn’t want any of you to think I’d dropped off the planet or something.

I will be back soon.


4 Responses to “The C word”

  1. September 3, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    Wishing you well with the surgery tomorrow. Hope you have a speedy and full recovery – I’ll look forward to reading your future posts.


  2. September 15, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    Hi Mike,

    Kick it’s ass. And be thankful it was found. When I was told I might have a mass in my knee (didn’t) two years ago I remember the cold sweat and pull of fear that rode in my belly. Ya just gotta come out swinging, and just be thankful they found it and you can get it out.

    BTW, Loved you book! It’s gong on our shelves in our career section. My theater person loved it and will be using it with “our kids” in our troupe. I (yep, funny I know) just got picked up to be a reviewer for a new magazine here, so I’m submitting it with a review as it is unique and a very narrow topic in non-fiction. I’ll let you know if they select it to publish. Keep up the EcoTheater blog as I’d like to mention it.

    I’d like to do what I can for green authors and new writers. (Umm…..It might be me one day as I’m steadily hammering away on the laptop for my new novel).

    And, again, KICK IT’S ASS. Good thoughts to you and your family. Shannon

  3. September 15, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks so much for your support. I will indeed “kick its ass.” I’m confident of that. Thanks also for supporting my book so much — I do think it would be a great addition to any library and I am always pleased to hear that it’s heading to one! Keep me posted on the review, too, and thanks again. –mike

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