Where's My Head?

Mom always said I'd lose it...


And there was much rejoicing...

Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little
now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.
Louis L'Amour

Celebrate good times, come on!
Kool & The Gang

Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.
Dory — "Finding Nemo"

By all rights this should have been written last Thursday afternoon but I got distracted. There was probably something shiny involved. BUT…

Treatments are over!

That's right. No more pumping drugs into my veins. No more sticking my head in the giant microwave.

I still have the aftermath to deal with, mind you. The side effects […]

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Health

  • 1 week ago




Just tell me the truth

I'm not a baker. I don't sugarcoat things.
Anonymous

That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.
John Green, "The Fault in Our Stars"

Doctors, I've learned, seem to have a flair for understatement.

At least the ones I've been dealing with do. Here's a prime example. Everyone told me that my mouth and throat would get sore from the radiation and that it would be very difficult if not impossible to eat anything. That's why we put in the feeding tube — so I could still have a way to get nutrition in case it got that […]

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Health

  • 3 weeks ago




Good Days and Bad Days

If you had a different attitude
You'd still have good days and bad days
Kaiser Chiefs — "Good Days Bad Days"

You take the good, you take the bad,
You take them both and there you have
The facts of life.

When you're going through treatments like this you have good days and bad days. Yesterday was a bad day.

To be fair, up until now they have mostly been good. Up until now these treatments have been more like things that I had to do every day before I went back to being mostly normal. Intellectually I knew […]

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Life Health

  • 1 month ago




Medications and Emotions

You hold my every moment
You calm my raging seas
You walk with me through fire
And heal all my disease
Michael Guglielmucci — "Healer"

We are stretched to make room for wholeness.
Anonymous

Treatments started last week. A week ago today, to be exact. Today marks the beginning of week two. And all in all I can say, so far so good. Obviously I can't make any pronouncements about the entire process at this point. It is, after all, only one week. And the first of several, at that. Everyone involved, including common sense, has said that the first […]

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Christianity Life Health

  • 1 month ago




Carpet Bombing

Healing is not linear.
Anonymous

Bombs away
But we're O.K.
Bombs away
In old Bombay
Stewart Copeland

It wasn't really my intent for this to become the Cancer Update Blog. There are other things to write about but this has been so seemingly all-encompassing that I've not spent much time thinking about them enough to put together a coherent thought stream about them, much less a decent blog post. Plus, I know that several of you use this as your only way to keep informed about what's going on with that aspect of my life so I'll gladly oblige.

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Health

  • 2 months ago