so there!

Had another appointment with the surgeon yesterday.  Just a week later, and he said that the tumor had continued to shrink, and was much softer.  He felt encouraged.  He says that he’d like to have me come in to the hospital, and under anesthesia he’ll remove all of the tumor material and do detailed biopsies.  If there is no sign of any cancer, he says that he’ll be satisfied to stop at that.    (!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

He claims that the chances of this are about 10-15 percent.  I’m a wicked lucky guy. I’ll take those odds.

This could happen as soon as the week before thanksgiving, though he says that there’s no particular advantage to it.  If it’s up to me, I’ll wait until just after.

Even more exciting, however, is that he said it was fine for me to ride a real bike again (I asked him to break it to Alberto for me..  like a kid going to dad when mom says no.)  So I went straight home and tuned up the white track bike that’s been patiently waiting for me on the bike room wall.  YAY!

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  1. john

    i just cried. you rock. and you’re sexy as FUCK with a bald head and glasses. ass intact and all.

  2. Kirsten

    FANTASTIC news. Aw, that’s made my day…

  3. vanessa

    yes!!! i’ve got all available fingers and toes crossed for that 10-15%!! Looking good on that bike…

  4. Agustin

    Fuck yeah! Congrats man!

  5. megan

    i got a big grin on my face!

  6. Seth Vidal

    That’s fantastic news! Nice to see you smiling in the panda shot. And Panda shots are much easier when you’re comfortably seated. 🙂

  7. Ken

    Ezra – congrats.. be well !!!

  8. Tom

    Woot! Way to go, Ezra — keep telling it “F*ck you!”

  9. tomiko aka 1035


  10. Geoff


  11. scoutj

    this just fucking rocks.

  12. Jennie

    the look on your face… so awesome.

  13. dancypants

    Fantabulous news!

    When I saw this thumbnail on flickr, I thought you
    were dressed as a superhero “flying” in a cape.
    Now I realize you are!

  14. Sam

    Fantastic news. Keep up the good fight!

  15. Vikki

    Bet it felt good to reintroduce your arse to your saddle!

  16. Veerle

    Yay! That is some great news!

  17. JS

    Pretty wicked cool news.
    I think I would take the odds too –

    Good Luck –
    Enjoy the bike!!!!

  18. missy

    !!!!!!!!!! Tears of joy, my friend.

    Tonight I am unfortunately attending funeral services for an acquaintance who did not beat cancer. He fought the good fight for several years but sometimes life is ridiculously unfair to some people.

    But then there’s your news! I don’t know if this is the universe balancing itself, but I am deliriously happy for and proud of you. Godspeed, Ez.

  19. Oksana & Greg


    Excited to hear your news! You’ve been in our thoughts.
    Much love from Toronto,

    O & G

  20. Thruhike98

    Hell yeah! That’s so good to hear! 🙂

    Don’t forget to VOTE!

  21. Ikon O. Klasst

    Glad to hear it! And welcome back to a more conventional bike!

  22. Jared's

    It’s sad to see the assless wonder go.

  23. Luke H

    I’m happy to hear this. I’m not the praying sort, but I am trying to muster up some good karma and hand it off to you. Hopefully the assless bike will become a wall trophy for good!

  24. Ally

    That is AMAZING!!!

  25. Trevor

    Super good news, Ezra!

  26. Benj

    10-15%?! I wish I had those odds of winning the lottery… That’s within an order of magnitude of 100-150%!

  27. Chris

    That’s great ! I’m so glad and give any good karma that I can to you.

  28. Matt

    oh, hell yeah!!!!

  29. Jonathan

    Amazing news! Enjoy riding an “assed” bike!

  30. Rey~

    Yessssssssss! 🙂

  31. Yme

    YES! Great news indeed my friend, enjoy riding the assed bikes again.

  32. Eunice

    that ROCKS. and it looks like your bike missed you, too.

  33. Christine

    You kicked some serious ass!!

    Amazing how your news put a skip in my step and a smile on my face all day today for someone I don’t even know!!

    I am so very, very happy for you (and for Hillary and Putney!!) and all the ass kicking you have done so far!

  34. Liz S.


  35. hibiki miyazaki

    Yaaaaayyyy! I am so happy for you! I knew you were too strong to be defeated!!!

    (by the way, I am going to start on the t-shirt spoon girl project. I finally moved into the new studio and I’m almost ready to resume printmaking)

  36. labrossephotography

    Nice! This is great news. Thanks for letting us know.

  37. Lauren

    YES Hooray for bike riding! You go boy.. ha ha.. nice picture. Love you guys!

  38. goody

    Welcome back to the saddle.

  39. Rhiannon

    Hells yeah. This is so awesome. Your expression is incredibly genuine. 😀

    Congrats and keep getting better!!


  40. brnd

    i just cried
    you look so good

  41. Orion

    Wow, Ezra, that’s incredible news… That’s just fantastic. So good to hear!!! =) =) =)

  42. angela

    You ROCK Ezra! Your expression says it all – congratulations!!

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  44. Ivanna Wei

    YAY!!! 😀

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