Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[cancer] Chemotherapy session three, day two

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.

Tags: calendula, cancer, child, family, personal, seattle, shellyrae

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