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RAY REPORT 3
“Thanks, I Think”
17 January 2013
I would like to thank my engineer friends, and other nitpickers, for setting me straight on the difference between millimeters and centimeters. Yes, there was a simple mistake in the e-mail titled, Ray Report 2. My daughter had given me the correct comparisons of my cancer with everyday items but somehow I transposed the two and sent it out to the world. Considering that most Americans have some difficulty with metric vs. U.S. units, you would have thought I’d suddenly become road kill by the amount of birds of prey circling over my transgression. I’m sure the corrections were well intentioned so are accepted as such.
To set the record straight, here is what was intended. The lung tumor is 4.1 cm (about 1 3/8”) or about the size of a golf ball. For those of you who are data driven, the size is closer to the smaller British ball (Sweetshot Dyna 90 Matic) vs the standard American (Titleist Personalized Pro VI).
The nodule on the adrenal gland is 1.5 cm (Just over ½”) so a little larger than a marble. Once again, for you total nerds, that’s bigger than a Pee Wee and even standard Aggies, Opals and Black Beauties but not as big as a Bowler or a Steeley. Let’s hope this puts an end to insignificant squabbling and returns us to feeling properly forlorn for the afflicted. Unfortunately, the damage is done. My daughter is now convinced that I have somehow contracted dyslexia* and is off to find a remedy for that.
Stay tuned – Louise and Ray
*No offense intended to those who do suffer from dyslexia.