Such a small world... but I love it!

I normally leave for work anywhere from 6:30am to 7:00am, as I go through the village where I live, I wave at a chap walking with his dog that I have known for around 10 years. Now, when I say I know, I mean, I have shared the occasional hello and the odd wave and he runs a local shooting club that he has asked me to join but that was it.

So where am I going with this? Well, my wife just came back from walking the dog and she said:

"I have had the most bizarre conversation... you know the man who does the shooting in village, well, he has an obturator!"

I couldn't believe it. Apparently, at 18 (42 years ago, yep 42 years!) he had a cancerous tumour in his upper jaw, the doctors removed it and fitted him with an obturator, sounds EXACTLY like me.

The point is this:

  1. He had cancer 42 years ago and has never had it return!
  2. He has worn an obturator for 42 years and has managed to live with it successfully!
  3. HE HAS NOT LOOKED BACK SINCE!

I love this, because it gives me REAL hope that there will be a day when I stop thinking about Cancer and there will be a day when perhaps the obturator becomes a background part of my life instead of being one of the most major parts.

I am feeling very positive right now...!

Next time I see him walking his dog, I shall stop and compare obturators with him!