Just a note


This is just a short note to tell you that I started the second round of chemo this afternoon. It’s so anticlimactic when it actually happens and the drugs begin to course through my veins on their way to doing what they’re supposed to do, whack the hell out of certain proteins that are clogging up my bone marrow.

I have a lot to say about the type of cancer I have and the chemotherapy I’m getting and what I can expect, but for now, I just wanted you to know that I’ve had a pretty severe energy deficit over the past ten days or so. I’ve found it difficult to do much of anything. I can do a bit of reading and I’m liable to post the odd thing on Facebook, but I have had little energy for anything else.

Given how my energy levels have waned over the past while it’s clear to me that if chemo is unsuccessful, the remainder of my time on this planet will be distinctly unpleasant. I would probably live for some time without treatment, but there wouldn’t be much left of me in the end. That’s why I’m really pulling for the drugs that I started taking today. I’m visualizing them as an army of caregivers with standard-bearers for each of the drugs I’m taking, moving closer and closer to my bone marrow to restore some semblance of balance in there.

So, I’ve decided to put together a couple of posts over the weekend. I’m anticipating a bit of a surge of energy in the next little while to get me to a point where I can actually get some significant writing done. Stay tuned.

6 thoughts on “Just a note

  1. Remembering an old Doonesbury from maybe 15 years ago depicting a journey through Bush Jr’s brain. And can’t help but visualize now an army of little Oceanian warriers in mini outriggers paddling through your body on a search and destroy mission to smash those bad boys into smithereens. Take that you interlopers!!!!!

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  2. Fingers crossed for you Roger. May your treatment stop this situation cold. If you or Carol need anything from me let me know. I’ll do what I can.

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    1. Thanks, Grant. We appreciate your offer. Right now we’re laying low as we assess our new normal, but it looks good and I’m very optimistic. It looks like we’ll very likely do an upgrade to our panel and replace wiring here in the new year sometime. We’re hoping the changes will help with the lights flickering so much around here. You’ll be the first to know when we decide to go ahead.

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