A Certain Age
For myself I am an optimist — it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
August 9, 2010
Even before I met him, I could tell that his cancer was extensive. His problems had started several months before with a cough, a voice change, and some trouble swallowing. His primary doctor had not spotted anything but had kept an eye on him. Antibiotics and cough medicine had not helped. After he coughed up a little blood and developed a mass in his neck, he had seen a throat specialist. Sure enough, he had a cancer.