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Another Perspective

Barbecue Grill

I am sorry I haven't written in quite a while. I have closed my psychotherapy office in Sacramento and retired; sold two homes and almost broke even; purchased and upgraded a new home in San Diego and packed up and moved from Northern California to Southern California.

On top of all of this, my health has taken a turn for the worse. To add to my CLL and A-Fib., I also have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Looks like another pill for my growing daily regime.

My CLL has been on a downward spiral. My white blood cell count has grown to be over 110,000 (normal = 3.8-10,000) and my platelet count has sunk to the 50-60 range (normal = 140-400). This Friday I'll be meeting with my oncologist to discuss a plan for treatment moving forward.

What does all this have to do with a barbecue grill? I recently went to the dentist for a cleaning and he found three dark spots on my tongue. He doesn't believe they are cancerous but wants a biopsy just to be sure. To obtain the sample, my dentist told me, the oral surgeon will take a wire brush and scrap my tongue. That is where the barbecue grill comes in. I always clean my barbecue grill with a wire brush that I scrape over the grill. I've never been on the receiving end of the scraping - until this morning.
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