Posted 8/7/2019 1:32 PM (GMT -6)
While spread out on my very comfy recliner chair a few nights ago, dozing off in front of my TV, as I was watching some meaningless old movie at around 2 AM, I finally fell asleep and then had a very strange dream.
I dreamed that I was doing exactly what I had been doing in reality, that is, lying on my chair and watching TV, but in my dream what I was watching instead of an old movie was
"The Cancer Channel!"
complete with its own channel logo
running, in my dream, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, available in my cable subscription package (that is, the one in my dream) for just a few extra bucks per month.
Then the screen on the dream TV was flashing some ad, something like
"And now, on TheBigC, your favorite cancer programming, coming your way every day on the Cancer Channel!"
Unfortunately, I woke up before viewing the programming, but as I was then lying there, musing on the odd dream I had just had, it occurred to me to ask myself, "Would there actually be a market out there in the real world for such a thing as a Cancer Channel?"
Why not? It seems like there's a TV cable channel out there nowadays for just about everything else, from gardening to dog grooming. So why not a Cancer Channel?
So I did some websearching, but so far I have been unable to locate such an actual channel in reality anywhere, although some health channels do exist, but none apparently exclusively for cancer.
But might there actually be a place for TheBigC on cable TV? Think about the possibilities!
"Stay tuned, viewers, for the Cancer Channel's annual Prostate Cancer Telethon, with this year's goal of raising $1,000,000, which we will surely reach, thanks to you, our loyal viewers!"
"And now a panel debate: is baking soda good only for cookies, or is it good for your prostate too?"
So maybe there really is some enterprising young TV executive out there who would be interested in trying to make a go of such a channel, and who might be able to make it work.
OTOH, maybe such a thing as TheBigC channel really is a bit too much. Maybe the "Cancer Channel" is best left as an idle late-night dream, with little to no chance of ever becoming reality.
But who knows, I suppose stranger things have happened.
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower