inching along

We make our gains in inches

like soldiers slogging up a hill

The enemy must yield to constant pressure

Or so we think.

Saw the surgeon this morning.  Everything looks good, if another lymph gland remains cancerous, they can go in again and out it comes.  The incision is healing well,  Scar Fade seems to be working although the scar remains an ugly red testament  at the base of my neck.  The  tumor was 3.5 centimeters.   So many problems for such a tiny thing.

We fortify our souls in quiet places

where no one else can ever know

Then out among our wishful helpers

And step by step we forward go

Back on the internet, I work the formula  age x .8 + 1 for stage 3 + 0 for metastasized and tumor size x .3 add in a pinch  of turmeric and shake and 80 plus % for cure.   Four out of 5.  Good enough odds if you can afford the wager.

We take the meds with perfect timing

Arranging diet and sleep to be  just so

Put our faith in this mustard seed of science

please make it die, it mustn’t grow

After work I head out for the Monday night ride.  About eight of  us ride out seventeen miles.  I am lighter, down 25 pounds ( 1.8 stone if you are across the pond ) and although I am still weak, when I stand on the pedals my Specialized Roubaix  jumps forward like a rocket ship. All this time I had thought I had a gaited horse for smoothness and it has just been waiting for me to ask for speed.  The night is perfect as our line flies over the pavement, each of us taking pulls at the front.  This is how a man should be, to live and love and laugh.

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2 Comments on “inching along”

  1. billgncs says:

    Thanks, that would work.

    We could also try, “or so we hope… and will” which would preserve the rhyme…

  2. johnnygies says:

    the enemy must yield to constant pressure
    or so we think … and hope


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