Nathan, cancer survivor
Nathan, cancer survivor

I had my radical orchiectomy surgery yesterday to remove my right testicle, which had a cancerous tumor in it. The surgery went smoothly. I’d never been so scared in my life, but I made it through. The pain has been pretty intense. Medication helps a lot, but it’s normal to still have a little discomfort.

This all happened so fast, I haven’t really processed it yet. I just got the news last week (see previous post). I never expected this to happen, but now I’m Nathan, cancer survivor.

When I was asleep for the surgery, I had a dream about Beyonce running for president in 2016. It’s so funny, but that’s what I dreamt. So when I was waking up, my husband and parents were at my side looking over me. Through heavy eyelids, I whispered, “Beyonce is the answer.”

“What?” they inquired.

“I’ve had an epiphany. Beyonce needs to be our president in 2016. She will solve the world problems. I don’t know who her running mate should be, but she is the answer.”

Everyone laughed.

I’m just glad this is over.

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  • Happy to hear the surgery went well. Now you can heal and conduct a study on the subtle differences between two ball and one ball sex. Collect lots of research data. 😉
    Glad you are ok. Beyonce huh? We could do worse.

    Terry (Aug 14, 2015)
    • Ha, thanks Terry. I’m sure that will be a fun experiment. 🙂 From what the docs say, everything should be back to normal after I’m healed.

      Nathan (Aug 14, 2015)
  • So glad you are okay, Nathan. Just caught up on my blog reading and the title of your blog post gave me a start! Get well soon. 🙂

    Sunshine (Aug 28, 2015)
    • Thank you! 🙂 I’m doing a little better each day.

      Nathan (Aug 31, 2015)

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