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Thursday, March 17, 2011

I have hair!

Denis Wright 17 March 2011
With some trepidation, I submit the following. The photo was snapped this morning. In spite of the ravages of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, the bloating effects of steroids, side effects of Avastin, and plain old time, there can be life after fifteen months of ferocious attacks on the human body.

A posting intended to lift the spirits of those dealing with cancer, either theirs or family members or friends.


  1. As handsome as ever

  2. I was going to say, "as beautiful as ever". Looking at your photo, Denis, I find it hard to believe that you've been through all these treatments, have the worst tumour known to humanity, and are far past the use by date you were initially given.

    Not only do you still have a brain, but miracles do happen -- you have hair.

  3. Won't let me comment on my own blog tonight. How rude!! I'll try Anon.
    ;) I'm sure I was wayyy better looking than this! The important thing from my point of view is that I'm still here, and of course we're not showing the side where the hair follicles were blasted away by the radiotherapy.... but, who cares, hey? Let's see how long we can play this game out. One of the many miracles was that a young girl turned to her mother one night when she saw the cost of the Avastin and said, we're going to do something about this. And for some months now, everyone pulling together made that possible. Another miracle is with me every day.... DW

  4. Looking good there bro!

  5. not only there can be 'life' after fifteen months of ferocious attacks on the human body, but also love enough to give others courage, courage enough give others hope, hope enough to give life life.

  6. That's a wonderful thing to say, Tahsinah. Thank you. I experienced for the first time tonight a really sharp persistent headache emanating from the tumour area and it was nice to come here and read something encouraging. It has eased now, for the moment at least.


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