interruption: an unexpected note to my readers

My focus has been pulled inward yet again by cancer. To be brief, I was diagnosed with testicular cancer last year and underwent some brutal treatment to get rid of it. After months of believing that we had succeeded in thwarting the disease, it has returned. This week I will be undergoing a series of tests to determine the status of the cancer, and will be focusing most of my attention and energy on dealing with my health and recovery for an undetermined length of time.

I may be back in a week, a month, I don’t know.

Wish me luck, and if you are interested in knowing more about how cancer affects a life as both a teacher and an unwanted guest go to my cancer blog, The C Word. I would also encourage you to visit the American Cancer Society, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, or Stand Up 2 Cancer and offer your support in any way you can. The number of people that cancer affects in this country alone is staggering. Donate money. Volunteer. Learn.

Thanks for reading.

11 Responses to “interruption: an unexpected note to my readers”

  1. 1 Moe
    September 23, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Good luck, Mike. All the best in your battles. Thanks for all of your amazing and important work.

  2. 2 Abby Katz
    September 23, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Stay strong! We’ll be thinking of you and sending energy for a full and speedy recovery!

  3. September 23, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Thinking of you, Mike. Best wishes and good vibes sent in your direction.

  4. September 23, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Thank you all for your support and kind thoughts. It warms the soul to know that there are people out there thinking of us and sending along their energy and prayers. –mike

  5. September 23, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Good luck, my friend. Please keep us informed.

  6. September 23, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Sending you lots of aloha and good wishes, Mike.

  7. September 24, 2008 at 7:40 am

    Good luck to you, and good wishes, and hopes for the best.

  8. September 24, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Take good care of yourself. Prayers and good thoughts for you.

  9. 10 Naseem
    September 27, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts. Stay strong.

  10. October 10, 2008 at 5:14 am

    Hi Mike – Good luck and you’ll be in our thoughts. – Kellie, Wallace and Robert at the Ashden Directory.

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