JOE: Good afternoon,Calliope.
CALLIOPE: Good afternoon, Joe. Haven’t seen you lately. Busy working on your latest book.
JOE: It’s on the back back burner at the moment.
CALLIOPE: I thought you had a full head of steam.
JOE: I did but it is time to start paying more attention to my health.
CALLIOPE: How so?
JOE: When I had my appendix out in March they found what looks like a small cyst on my pancreas. I had another CT scan recently and it grew a little. Now I have been referred to a surgical oncologist to evaluate it further and make sure it is nothing of concern.
CALLIOPE: Sorry to hear it.
JOE: At the same time my glucose levels are high and I am in the diabetic range. No one seems to know whether the pancreatic cyst is related. The best I could find out is maybe.
CALLIOPE: So now what?
JOE: While I am waiting to find out about the cyst I am knee deep in books about diabetes, working on my diet and learning all I can about this condition. I will keep you posted.