Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 10:39:29 AM EST
I'm in Lyon visiting with Melanchthon and seeing Raphael, my almost 20 year old son, who's in his first year of school here.
I won't write a long diary or try to be humorous; it's been by and large a crummy year for me.
About a year ago I was diagnosed with kidney disease it being discovered that one of my kidneys was completely dead and the other operating at 50%. I was put on a lot of medication and went on a low salt diet and my half kidney has been stable since then.
It was then discovered that I had prostate cancer. In July I was operated on to liberate my prostate and bladder; it was sucessful.
I then had to take 8 weeks of radio therapy to kill the cancer, which I've just finished.
Believe it or not I never felt that bad during the whole year.
So that's all I'll say; I'm no longer screwing but I'm still kicking.
See you all next year at 75, I hope ;)
P.S. Thanks to everyone who wished me Happy Birthday on Facebook.