A few weeks ago I climbed in the Boomer Brief DeLorean and set the clock back to Dec. 2003. Seconds later I was sitting in an exam room with a doctor telling me I had cancer.
I know, you're all, "Gawd...is he going down that road? I think my phone's ringing..."
Before you bail - SPOILER ALERT - this isn't THAT kind of post. But if you're leaving, please return your tray tables and seatbacks to their upright and locked positions and don't ever sit in the exit row again.
Where was I?
Oh, yeah. The DeLorean.
Well when I hopped back in the DeLorean I accidentally reset the clock for the summer of 2009. That's when I found myself with Charlotte in another exam room. This time a different doctor was telling her she had cancer.
Doesn't that just suck?
For those of you keeping score at home. IT DID.
That's why I beat it back to 2014. Because you know what DOESN'T suck?
NOT having cancer.
That's why 2014 is better than 2003 and 2009. Charlotte and I just celebrated our 5 and 10 year anniversaries as cancer survivors **cue the marching band**.
When we were diagnosed I promised we'd do something special when we reached our milestones. You know what Internets? That's what we did.
We booked one of those once-in-a-lifetime trips where we ate well, drank well and saw stuff much older than me. After selling The Boomer Brief DeLorean on EBay, we had enough money to take a cruise (we'll go on our next one when we sell the Hoverboard).
We climbed aboard the Regent Seven Seas Mariner and had a celebration worthy of beating back the beast that is cancer and celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary in the bargain. As the cool kids say, "it was awesome".
When we were married in 1978 we were blissfully ignorant of some of the s**t life would throw at us. But you know what? Living well isn't the best revenge.
LIVING is the best revenge.
If Charlotte and I have learned one thing in 36 years it's that LIVING is what it's all about.