It’s “Chuck Norris’ birthday”

Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris is 70 years old today. I would have NEVER guessed this to be his age, but honestly, I haven’t given old Chuck a whole lot of thought until just right this minute. I know there’s been a big revival of “Chuckisms” swirling about the Internet but I hadn’t done any research on it – until today.

I found a website dedicated to “Chuck Norris-isms” and decided to import the following: 1) It only takes Chuck Norris one roundhouse kick to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll flavored Tootsie Pop. 2) Chuck Norris once tried to sue Burger King after they refused to put razor wire in his Whopper Jr., insisting that that actually is “his” way. 3) Chuck Norris has the greatest Poker-Face of all time. He won the 1983 World Series of Poker, despite holding only a Joker, a Get out of Jail Free Monopoloy card, a 2 of clubs, 7 of spades and a green #4 card from the game UNO. 4) Some people wear Superman pajamas. Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas. Number three is my personal favorite. However, you can choose your own favorite from the list here: http://historyaddict.com/chucknorrisisms.htm.

My whole body hurts today. I’m not sure if it’s all the walking I’ve been doing or the simple fact that the stress is finally catching up to me, but my head is throbbing and my soul is weary. I am very anxious for counts tomorrow morning so we can figure out what’s next. Either he’ll pass and we’ll get set up for surgery ASAP or he won’t and we’ll go back to Colorado. The reason that we’ll have to go back instead of waiting it out is that Dr. LaQuaglia is going out of town in the middle of next week for a conference and if we can’t get in for surgery, there’s no reason to stick around here. Plus, I’m running out of money (even MORE incentive to walk everywhere, plus, anyone trying to mug me will be sorely disappointed!)

If we head back to Colorado in the next couple of days, I imagine that means we’ll start the whole vicious cycle all over again. They’ll want to do low dose chemo so the spot that is currently in him won’t grow anymore, which will lead to being sick all over again, and then the start of more shots, needing more transfusions, and rebounding all over again just to get back to the point we are right now. One step forward, five steps back. So, hopefully, he’ll pass tomorrow morning and we can get surgery over with on Friday. We really need to get on the other side of this hurdle. I’ll tell ya, being in limbo is exhausting. Will we clear the pole and move to the next level or will we get smacked in the heads and be forced to sit on the sidelines? Purgatory. This in-between stage stinks. No wonder the Catholics want to avoid it in their afterlife.

Maybe Chuck Norris is in NYC tonight celebrating his big 7-0. Maybe we should hunt him down and ask him to scare the cancer out of my Bean. I bet Mr. Norris would be more than willing to deliver a roundhouse kick to the beast messing with my son. And then we could get on with our lives already.

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