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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-03-25 05:55
Subject: [personal|cancer] State of the Jay, one day pre-chemo
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Tags:calendula, cancer, funny, music, personal, politics, shellyrae
Not much new to report. The cold is definitely a tail-end charlie, no worse than a mild allergy fit today. This means I can go in for my chemo infusion tomorrow. Need to be health as possible, and well-rested, for that. Been laying low all the same, including another passage of the Lorazepam tango last night. I was up for an hour or so in the middle of the night thanks to my lower GI, but lately that's been more normal than not. For whatever value of "normal" ever pertains to me these day.

I am pleased with the amount of writing I've gotten done lately, including an hour and forty-five minutes' worth yesterday. "The Stars Do Not Lie" will have to go on hiatus while I munge through chemo weekend, but it's got shape, momentum, direction, etc. That's good. Other projects are advancing as well, at varying but appropriate speeds. I think I've got a handle on writing during chemo.

Don't know yet what this weekend's Tweetsnark movie will be. I'll have to figure it out today. Also seeing my therapist today. Not like I have any life issues these days or anything.

Last night, during my awake period, my brain decided to inform me that Jabberwocky can be sung to the tune of "Amazing Grace." (And therefore to "House of the Rising Sun, "Gilligan's Island", etc. Yes, I'm fun at parties.) I decided to test this assertion, for which calendula_witch and shelly_rae should be profoundly grateful they're arriving tonight, because otherwise I might have wound up sleeping in the car. Go ahead. Try it for yourself. No one will mind, I swear.

Also working on a complex post about the logical fallacies I see in political discussion, both on my blog and elsewhere. A lot of false equivalency and "No True Scotsman" arguments from conservatives anxious to distance themselves from the statements of their own leadership, and the behaviors of their activists. Requires more time and attention than I have before Day Jobbery this morning to finish, especially given how much I slept.

I swear, one thing I will embrace the most, post-chemo, is a return to my normal sleep schedule. Gah.

Meanwhile, you may shop as usual. No need to return to your homes.

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Kevin Roche
User: kproche
Date: 2010-03-25 13:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We always used to sing it to "Greensleeves"
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-03-25 14:01 (UTC)
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Best wishes for tomorrow. We are thinking of you.
xx
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my patronus is a basilisk
User: jeliza
Date: 2010-03-25 15:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The only song my first band ever managed to record was Jabberwocky sung to Greensleeves, in a very stripped-down Loreena McKennit way. I wish I knew where that mp3 had gotten to.
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his wholiness the rev drjon: Author Bio shot
User: drjon
Date: 2010-03-25 19:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Author Bio shot
/is embarrassed

I have just realized that "James Lake", underground cartoonist and acquaintance/online friend of mine, is not actually the same person as "Jay Lake", writer.

/sigh/ There's this thing called chemobrain, which you might know about... I had MOPP chemo over 25 years ago. Still causes problems.

Good luck with your treatments! How long is your regime projected to take?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-03-25 19:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
12 infusions biweekly, so six months, basically. FOLFOX/Avastin, plus a ton of collateral drugs. Meh.
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his wholiness the rev drjon: Che Che
User: drjon
Date: 2010-03-25 19:29 (UTC)
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It'll be over before you know it, as the bishop said to the actress.
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shelly_rae: No Donuts!
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2010-03-26 08:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:No Donuts!
Oh, we probably would have been nice to chemo boy and let him sleep on the sofa and not in the car--maybe.
Anon
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