Shrinkage: Manhood, Marriage, and the Tumor That Tried to Kill Me by Bryan Bishop (Author), Adam Carolla (Foreword)
The clever nimble witty Bryan Bishop from the Adam Carolla Show! We go deep and learned a lot about life after a brain stem glioma—an inoperable brain tumor. Also Bryan's career, and his outlook on life.
In 2009, at thirty years old, Bryan Bishop's life was right on track. Known to millions as "Bald Bryan," the sidekick and soundman on the record-setting podcast, The Adam Carolla Show, his radio career was taking off. He was newly engaged. Then, he and his fiancée Christie were delivered a crushing blow when he was diagnosed with a brain stem glioma—an inoperable brain tumor. Suddenly Bryan's promising future was transformed into a grueling schedule of radiation and chemotherapy while facing his mortality.
In this poignant narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and hysterical, Bishop shares the surreal experiences of writing his will with the bravado of a pulp novelist, taking chemo in a strip club, and (technically) the closest he ever got to achieving his lifelong dream of a threesome—when a physical therapist had to show his wife how to bathe him in the shower during his weakened state.
Whether recounting his search for the most aggressive form of treatment, how radiation treatment jeopardized his ability to (literally) walk down the aisle or even smile for his wedding photos, or recalling the time his wife inadvertently drugged him in a pool in Maui, Bishop's inimitable voice radiates through his story.
As the author celebrates how treatment shrunk his tumor and gave him a new lease on life, Shrinkage reveals the resilience of the human spirit—and the power of laughter—during even the darkest times.
Bryan's thinking and breakdown on how he dealt and deals with cancer and how to find the funny is a in a very serious situation
In this episode, we discuss life, the journey, the Adam Carolla Show, Family, Friends, Tumor Tips. (Bryan is a great sport and generally go with the flow)
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