Sadly, four and a half years later, Jeff has experienced a recurrence.
The good news is that due to Jeff's taking good care of himself and having regular scans, they caught it much earlier this time. Even then, the tumor is two inches long.
Due to the fact that this particular type of cancer is resistant to chemotherapy and radiation, surgery is necessary. Jeff will have an operation on Friday to remove the tumor. While the tumor is much smaller than last time, it is in a difficult location. Jeff's doctor has compared it to reaching for something in the back of a drawer. It's difficult but very doable.
While Jeff is experiencing some anxiety, which is utterly understandable and perfectly normal, he is maintaining a very positive attitude and is confident that he will overcome this as he has every other obstacle.
During a time like this, one would expect that people could put aside their differences and out of basic human decency, at least say nothing, if not wish Jeff well.
Unfortunately, in Fitzwalkerstan, that is too much to expect. On an old post by Jeff, regarding the Knotzies, one of them left a message last week to show how devoid of decency these trolls are by leaving the following comment (which, for obvious reasons, was never published):
Hope that you die of cancer Jeff SimpsonNice, huh?
Anyway, we know that the majority of our readers are much nicer and way classier than these fools.
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