Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Second week of radiation

Skip began his second week of radiation today. While he's still doing very well, some small symptoms are beginning to emerge-- fatigue, skin sensitivity. Reading an article by Christopher Hitchens about his (Hitch's) esophogeal cancer, I realize that I'm afraid that critical parts of Skip's "self"-- those things I'm used to thinking of as integral, core components-- will unravel all at once. In much the same way that Christopher Hitchens lost his voice. In a Vanity Fair article, Hitchens describes trying to hail a taxi in New York; opening his mouth to bellow in his usual way, he found he could only make a tiny meowing sort of noise. Taxi whizzed right past. (http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2011/06/christopher-hitchens-unspoken-truths-201106).

Trying to catch up on work and starting to read Miéville's The City and The City.

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