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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-06-07 05:26
Subject: [cancer] Infusion session eleven, day three, birthday 46
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Tags:cancer, health, personal
Yesterday was infusion session eleven, day three. Replete with family and cake on account of being my 46th birthday. Also did the chemo bottle ritual, and had a masseuse by the house. Photos later, we took 'em, but I got a little off track in uploading them due to exhaustion and post-massage torpor.

The sessions have grown deeply difficult at both a physical and emotional layer. Which is unsurprising, but still... sigh. A final one coming up June 18-20, then I can start trudging back up out of this valley of the shadow of chemo.

I want to thank everyone on LiveJournal, WordPress, Twitter and Facebook for the hundreds of birthday wishes yesterday. That did cheer my heart immensely. You guys are awesome. This is perhaps the toughest row I've ever hoed. Thank you for your help and encouragement.

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User: cypherindigo
Date: 2010-06-07 12:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You aren't the only one, I turn 46 at the end of November. I wish I could have stopped counting around 36 or so.

BTW, this year will be better.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-06-07 12:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That's why I keep celebrating my 37th birthday!
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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2010-06-07 23:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I wish I'd thought of that. I will, this summer, get around to celebrating my next multiple of nine.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-06-07 23:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good luck with that. I shall be too genteel to hazard a guess.
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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2010-06-07 23:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks. The last one was nine years ago. It wasn't 36. I still had a dark beard at 36.
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adelheid_p
User: adelheid_p
Date: 2010-06-07 13:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday! It sounds like it was as good as could be expected. My dad, who had esophageal cancer removed last year will, hopefully, make it to 75 this September.

I'm also turning 46 two days before Halloween. I like that everyone gets dressed up in costume for my birthday! ;-)
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Keikaimalu
User: keikaimalu
Date: 2010-06-07 14:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm so glad you're almost done with chemo, Jay. Here's to a smoother-than-usual last session for you -- and then your triumphant return. :)
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mcjulie
User: mcjulie
Date: 2010-06-07 14:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm a bit late, but I also wish you all the best on your birthday. And we'll be there for birthday part II at JayCon.
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Twilight
User: twilight2000
Date: 2010-06-07 14:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The masseuse was a nice touch ;>.

Glad the birthday went well!

School finishes for the year about the same time you finish this - think of it as a graduation :>.

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zachariahskylab
User: zachariahskylab
Date: 2010-06-07 15:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
One more to go! June 18th is the same day my wife and I are going back north to Ohio for a week.
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Paul Weimer: MakeitHappen
User: princejvstin
Date: 2010-06-08 01:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
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Strength and well wishes.
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Little and foxy and sexy... what more do you want?
User: little_foxy
Date: 2010-06-08 01:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bah I forgot to post yesterday, but then yesterday was a bit of braindead day...

Happy birthday, may it be the start of a much more prosperous and better year than the last...
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Ben Peek
User: benpeek
Date: 2010-06-08 12:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
happy bday for the last few days man.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-06-08 12:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks!
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