Lee here, typing for Jim. Here is his message:
Back in 1970, in the motion picture Patton, the movie opens with a now famous battle speech. One thought has stuck with me and my competitive nature all these years.
“We will march throught the Germans like crap through a goose, tear off their heads and shit down their throats.” That my friends, is my attitude about cancer.
The first battle in my war with cancer was last night. The allies, Jim and Lee Asbell, along with Dr. Katie Artz, are the “A Team.” Last night the A Team had a good win. The big, ugly tumor is no more, as well as one of the tumors on the liver. The balance of the colon looks perfect. No other surprises at all. Recovery today has been excellent. I will be getting into a chair, with the help of a physical therapist. Probably some more swear words will be involved.
I realize this is the first of many skirmishes, but as former Ducks coach Chip Kelly would say, it is all about “win the day.”
As an added bonus, the diminutive Dr. Artz with her tiny hands, reached in and tore that stinking tumor from my core, leaving an incision that is still small. She has assured me I can look forward to a career as a swimsuit model with such a puny scar.