Hooked on a Feelin’

I’m now on the calendar for three scans in anticipation of radiation to deal with my just-won’t-go-away prostate cancer. Two CT scans, one bone scan. We’re nearing a decision, but — pending new information — the contours in favor of radiation already draw themselves.

My prostate-cancer friend, Tom, wisely observed in an email, “My approach in dealing with my cancer was that there was no room for second-guessing. Whatever feels right is right…and then deal with whatever comes next.”

Whatever feels right.

Indeed. All my attitudes and values about how I deal with my first cancer, how I counter it, and what I do at each step — they all interlace themselves into one, single, solitary feeling: It just doesn’t feel right to walk away from radiation.

Just doesn’t feel right to kick the can down the road and hope for something better after things get worse.

Or as Lora, an ovarian cancer survivor and one of my heroes, told me: “You need to kick ass every chance you get.”

About Bill Curry

Stage 4 prostate cancer

3 Responses to “Hooked on a Feelin’”

  1. I’m delighted to learn that you are leaning toward pursuing the radiation. Fact is, you are not a “kick the can” kinda guy, but more of a “kick ass” kinda guy. I’m thinking of you daily, Bill. Be strong and persistent, my friend.

  2. I think “kick ass” is definitely the way to go. Fight all the way.

  3. Right on Bill:

    Get the best advice; ask Him for guidance and go for it…and don’t look back.

    God Bless,


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