With my marrow worn down from seven rounds of chemo, my platelets have unionized and gone on strike until further notice, so there will be no chemo today. Negotiations with my platelets began in good faith earlier today, and we have assured them only one more round of chemo. This cannot be guaranteed forever, but we have promised at least 5-10 years chemo free. I have the best lawyers representing me, but my marrow has also retained fine lawyers, and, frankly, has the upper hand in negotiations.

I am threatening to postpone our trip to the Caribbean as a negotiating ploy, and that seems to have got the platelets attention. They walked out of our meeting just thirty minutes ago. Talks are set to resume Wednesday.

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