I found out I had Hurthle Cell cancer on December 20, 2007, on my father's 70th birthday. This cancer can have a mortality rate in the 50-65% rate within 5 years, with a median life expectancy of 38 months. I am in the high risk group, but after almost three years, I am optimistic that I will live a long life.
If anyone asked "who would you like to meet in your life", my answer would be Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. Well, I did meet him and did not know it was him. He met me in Dayton Ohio, at the National Air Force Museum. I realized after-the-fact that this nice elderly man who answered a question I had, was Neil Armstrong. (I thought he looked familiar and then I saw his name on a list of guests attending the 100th anniversary of flight even starting in a few hours. I spent the rest of the day trying to find him to apologize for not recognizing him. My big blunder.