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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-02-07 11:07
Subject: [cancer] Chemotherapy session three, day two
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Tags:calendula, cancer, child, family, personal, seattle, shellyrae
Yesterday was pretty low key. Watched 5/6 of the extended edition of Lord of the Rings completely with Tweetsnark. Tried to avoid being a goofball on the Internets on account of chemo brain making me a danger to myself and others. I did manage to make a brief appearance at Mother of the Child's birthday bash, with my parents and shelly_rae. Lasted a little over 30 minutes, then left.

Did have one odd moment there, when a parent from the_child's school asked me how I was doing. I mentioned chemotherapy (the pump was dangling from my chest), and she couldn't get away from me fast enough, without saying another word. I know cancer freaks some people out, badly, but I'm still surprised when it happens.

Still, it was a good day. Slept 10.5 hours last night, combination of exhaustion and Lorazepam. Watching Whip It this morning with shelly_rae before she and tillyjane unohook my pump later this afternoon. We'll follow that with the chemo bottle ritual.

Then shelly_rae is back to Seattle. calendula_witch is back on Thursday, then off to RadCon with markferrari on Friday. shelly_rae is back Friday through Sunday. calendula_witch returns Sunday. fjm arrives Monday for week's visit, which overlaps with calendula_witch and then with the next chemo round. A nonstop burbling kettle of fun here at Nuevo Rancho Lake.

Photos to come, probably.

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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2010-02-07 19:35 (UTC)
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and she couldn't get away from me fast enough

thats because cancer, being gay, being homeless, and some other "afflictions" can be spred by human contact!
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User: lazy_neutrino
Date: 2010-02-07 19:52 (UTC)
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Here's a virtual spoon for you, if you like. In my spare time I'm studying for a degree with the Open University in the UK, probably in some demonic mix of Classical Studies and Creative Writing (in RL, I'm a physics teacher: I guess I'm catching up on the things I regretted giving up.) Anyway, your Larval Stages on the Common American Speculative Fiction Writer was shared as a link on one of the course forums, and is bringing much pleasure and delight. Just thought you might like to know!
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-02-07 20:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh cool. Thanks!
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User: spir123
Date: 2010-02-08 00:14 (UTC)
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Jay, I have so much empathy for you. My 89 yr. old spouse had chemo a couple of years ago. Course he doesn't remember because he had both Cancer and Alzheimer's diseaseat the same time. His cancer (lymphoma) is in total remission, according to his oncologist. Bill is still cogent enough to mind the fact that our home was sold and that he lives behind a locked gate. He also understands that I will never be able to care for him again, after my stroke a year ago. I continue to be inspired by Dave Raine's sermons and his wisdom about many things,even if he is the same age as my oldest child. He is a mojor part of my support system. We discuss your situation at times. I certainly care about you. Peace, Bonnie
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-02-08 00:34 (UTC)
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Thank you, Bonnie. Luck, love and god bless to you and Bill.
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User: fledgist
Date: 2010-02-07 20:59 (UTC)
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Cancer is catching? Oh dear me. Pity decency and good sense aren't contagious.
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User: heatherdoodle
Date: 2010-02-07 22:07 (UTC)
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Hey, been catching up. Sheesh - hang in there! Lots of people thinking of you, lots of love from external sources too, I bet.
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shelly_rae: Stone Lion
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2010-02-08 01:10 (UTC)
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Keyword:Stone Lion
To give the person some credit...running into someone at a party & having him respond to your "how are you?" with "I'm ok. It's a chemo weekend so I'm here was my pump & won't stay long," might just trigger they're own personal buttons. But yah, weird.

Next time let's stay for the juggling & unicycles. You can be the dancing bear if I get to be a lion tamer.
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