Grateful List

1) Being able to go to an awesome Colorectal Cancer conference today! Normally I wouldn't be please about getting up at 6:30 am to work a 12 hour day on Saturday, but today was SO AWESOME. I got to attend a panel of some of the top gastronenterology surgeons and oncologist from UCLA. Now I know what a colonoscopy looks like, a laparoscopic surgery and a liver re-section looks like. In case you ever decide to watch one of these, I'm just warning you... surgery is a little bit violent. 2) One of the CRC survivors today was SO COOL! She was so chic, like Coco Chanel. I would never have guessed that she was a five-year survivor of STAGE 4 colorectal cancer (fyi, stage four cancer is not good)

3) Another survivor was totally Samantha from Sex in the City. Loves it! I can totally have imagined her going ballistic on a wig guy just like Samantha did.

4) The weather on the return flight from LA was sooooooooo beautiful... the plane landed just as the sun was dipping down, saturating the whole valley with color. Plus the sky had that crystalline effect that you only get right after a rainstorm followed by sun.

5) I don't have colorectal cancer. Hanging out with cancer survivors gives you perspective quick.

Posted on October 4, 2008 and filed under Nothing to Do with Anything.