THIS GUY, that’s who!
So yeah, it was a bit of a bumer missing breakfast the other day, but since then I have not only had my FIFTH SUCCESSFUL BRAIN SURGERY — I’ve also eaten CAKE for breakfast every single day since then.
So it seems fair to say this has been a pretty successful week, when all is said and done. Right?
Here’s a recap:
• TUESDAY morning: Brain Surgery for breakfast.
(Extremely graphic [picture fothcoming, I hope.)
I have asked for a photograph of the inside of my brains every time I’ve had brain surgery,, but still have not gotten one. This is in fact the only complaint I have about my neurosurgery team. (Which is definitely a good thing )
I did, however, get a picture of myself cooling my brain off with an icy Shasta Ginger Ale immediately post-op– this was the closest I got to eating something all day (And it was delicious):
• WEDNESDAY morning: Red velvet cake for breakfast!
I can eat cake! (And talk! And walk! And see! And remember things!)
Most importantly, I can eat cake. And I can do it so well, I figured I’d do it again the next day…
• Thursday Morning: : Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter Cup cake for breakfast!
For those of yous who come from where I come from, what we have here is basically a super fancy Tastykake Kandy Kake. I’m not gonna say it’s better than the original, but it’s kinda even better than the original.
So there you have it! Fifth Successful brain surgery earns you two things:
- Cake for breakfast!
- 2 Less cancer in your brain!
Speaking of which, the surgery itself was extremely successful– I did wake up with a brish accent, but I don’t mind that so much. Better than when I woke up speaking Cantonese, in Hong Kong.
They were able to remove about 90% of the tumor cells that were in there– digging any deeper ould have potentially removed my ability to eat cake (at least) so they left a little bit of stuff left in there, to be safe. But But there’s always been a little stuffleft in there. For four years now. So I’m OK with that.
Because I can eat cake!
I will be doing some followup treatment after this to deal with the remaining tumor (and ccake) in my brain, but it shouldn’t be too big of a deal. And hey, I’ve always got brain surgery #6 to look forward to!
But before then, I think I’m gonna go down the shore, and eat some real breakfast: scrapple & eggs. Cake for breakfast is good and everything, but it’s a little sweet.
PS: All this talk (and photography) of heavy sugar consumption brings something to mind: when you get cancer, everybody and their mother tells you to avoid sugar, because “cancer eats sugar!” “and blah blah blah blah (they also tell you to smoke lots of weed & put tumeric in your coffee, so take it all with grain of salt. Or sugar, as it were.) But what I have actually learned to be the truth of the matter, is that while cancer cells do eat a lot of blood sugar, the only way you’d actually be able to affect them in this way would be to completely & utterly stop eating anything that contains any kind of sugar or carbohydrates, completely. So no fruit, bread, no vegetables, etc. Which isn’t the best idea.
In the very least, heavy sugar consumption isn’t good for anybody (Cancerful or not). But even if you are Cancerful, don’t be afraid of eating a piece of chocolate here and there, especially if you believe that chocolate is important for your survival (as I do).
It’s not going to kill you. Literally.
So that’s it for now! I’m going to finish my cake for breakfast, have a little piece of chocolate, and then I’ll be home-weet-home later this afternoon!
Thanks to everybody for the well wishes, and especially to the friends who brought me cake! I love you all.
( I just love the ones who brought cake a little bit more 😉 )