As long as I have lived or traveled in the South and Southwest, I have treasured some of the colloquialisms that I routinely hear here. Of course, you don’t need to live here to hear all these unique sayings. One of my favorites has been, “Ya know, he’s just a leetle bit slow.” which is usually followed with the person saying the phrase holding their forefinger and thumb together to emphasize the degree of slowness.

I’ve heard this expression countless times. It’s very Southern to use such polite language to indicate someone is stupid or can’t cut the mustard or doesn’t have the sense to come in out of the rain.

Yesterday, I heard this expression applied to me. And I was thoroughly happy to be “just a leetle bit slow.” I was in my oncologist’s office to hear results from the latest bloodwork and CT scan. The doctor mentioned that my CT19 cancer numbers had fallen and the movement of the tumors in the panaceas, liver and lung were stabilized, showing very little, if any movement at all. It was great news.

So, today or tomorrow, if I hear my wife say, “Cancer-boy is just a leetle slow today,” it’s because the tumors are not moving forward aggressively, and, in fact, are barely moving.

Thank you all for your prayers, Cancer-boy really appreciates them. God bless you all and your families.