I spent a few minutes again today with my favorite oncologic surgeon. My appointment was ostensibly to have stitches removed from last week’s surgery, but we found other things to talk about: specifically a suspicious bump just above my right pelvic bone. This is one I’ve known about for several months and thought was some bony protuberance. It may be something more, but Dr. V agreed with my opinion that we should wait and watch. I’m hopeful it’s nothing more than another enemy casualty in the Uncivil War being waged in my body.
Ellen and I will be on an airplane to Lihue, Kauai, in 10 days. Today is the first time we’ve permitted ourselves the luxury of thinking we might actually pull this vacation off. A 17-mile white sand beach lies just outside the B&B at which we’ll be staying in Kekaha (literally "the place" in Hawaiian). I’ll be packing my running shoes.