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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-03-08 04:46
Subject: [cancer|writing] Side effects updatery, and I nearly have book
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Tags:books, calendula, cancer, conventions, endurance, health, kalimpura, personal, shellyrae, travel, writing
Weighed in at 234.2 pounds this morning. That's the heaviest I've been in almost two years. While on chemo.

Except, in a sense, I'm briefly off chemo. Moving infusion session five back a week so I could go to Rain Forest Writers Village means my body has enjoyed significantly reduced levels of side effects. (Other than the endless fatigue, drat it.) But I've been eating like a chemo patient, including adding in milkshakes lately due to my continued mouth distress. (Which is also ongoing.) That probably adds 500 to 1,000 calories every day I have one. Which of course reminds me why I stopped consuming them in the first place.

At any rate, I go back on the needle in four days, so I'm not going to sweat it. calendula_witch departs this morning, quite soon in fact. She'll be back for session six in two and a half weeks. shelly_rae arrives on Friday to help me make it through the weekend on the pump. Life is normal, in other words.

Also, woke up at 3 am (again), put in some time on Endurance, including processing calendula_witch's feedback and edits. She heroically finished them last night after I went to sleep. My intention is to get the book out to first readers this evening, but I may slip a day. Bonus round: in the car on the way home yesterday, we talked out Kalimpura (Green book 3), and I am ready to write the first draft of the book's outline now. Such timing, eh?

Meanwhile, I have a very sleepy witch to wake up shortly and take to the airport.

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User: cathshaffer
Date: 2010-03-08 14:04 (UTC)
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Did you mean 234.2?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-03-08 14:36 (UTC)
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Ah, the marvels of dyscalculia. Thank you, have fixed.
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User: shelly_rae
Date: 2010-03-08 19:18 (UTC)
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Remember the intro to chemo class and how much the nurses emphasized calories? You're doing great. Chemo definitely should not be a diet plan. It's a bad, bad look.
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User: chris_gerrib
Date: 2010-03-08 14:48 (UTC)
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If gaining weight on chemo is the worst of your problems, you're in good shape. (And yes, I know it's far from the worst of your problems.)

Keep up the good fight.
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