For my sixtieth birthday, I got cancer. This is a journal of my trip through the treatments and the effects of the treatments. It's just a journal, a diary, and some observations along the way. It is not a tale of heroic struggle or community or spiritual growth. I just plodded through the sickness because there was nothing else to do. You can't just lie back and let it run you over. You do whatever it takes to get through it and keep on living.