When did you get back?
I think we got back Thursday.
[We spoke to Simon on the following Monday evening.]
Well it's a tough trip. But your prognosis, originally, was . . .
Three to six months and I guess it's been about a year and three months.
But it's very hard to get them to tell you how long you have. They don't like to give you the answer to that question. Look, I'm not complaining that [my doctor] got the answer wrong. He did ask me, the other day, if I've thought of leaving anything to [his university oncology department] in my estate planning. I'm not sure how to interpret that. [Laughs.]
He admitted it was an uncomfortable conversation. [Laughs.]
I'm uncomfortable just hearing about it. But are you doing things you wouldn't do, were it not for the diagnosis?
The things I wouldn't be doing would be buying the zoos and the circuses. That's just a pleasure. One of our bears, Marley just had surgery. She had the exact same break on both her front legs, so someone clearly beat her with a pipe or something. . . I'm thrilled to be doing that, and I am going to continue doing that.