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