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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-06-30 05:29
Subject: [cancer] All is quiet on the Southern front
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Tags:calendula, cancer, conventions, health, jaycon, personal, shellyrae
Much better day yesterday, after I finally listened to calendula_witch's wise counsel and took an Imodium. As she and shelly_rae too well know, I am occasionally an idiot about meds. I also enjoyed more mental alertness yesterday, at least through early afternoon, than I've experienced in ages. Later in the day was rough, as I was extremely fatigued after my energy curve crashed, and my chest scars were unusually painful.

Watching calendula_witch do her thing this week has been kind of amazing. She's running about like a running thing, prepping Witchnest Manor for livability, doing essential errands for both her and me, keeping up with all the minutiae of life, and somehow finding time to do five loads of laundry and bake banana bread. So many of my needs and deeds have been spread out among a wide network of supporters and caregivers, but with many of my people out of town this past week, it's almost all been concentrated on calendula_witch. Who has been magnificent.

Meanwhile, bright forces gather for JayCon X this Saturday. shelly_rae arrives Friday, myriad other folks Saturday, for our 2 pm start over at the Flying Pie. I'm excited, and a little worried about my own ability to cope. But I am feeling better, and I'll be very careful of my energy later this week.

I am starting to see better terrain for my body and my mind and my spirit, and oh, goodness, is that a welcome change.

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desperance
User: desperance
Date: 2010-06-30 12:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
it's almost all been concentrated on [info]calendula_witch. Who has been magnificent.

Anybody here surprised? *gazes around, waits* Nope? Thought not...

Really pleased to hear you're picking up. Have a fabulous JayCon (and save me a seat for next year, when I hope to be around...).
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-06-30 12:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oooh. JayCon XI can be co-billed as ChazFestNW!
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desperance
User: desperance
Date: 2010-06-30 13:15 (UTC)
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Hee. I don't want to muscle in on your event, except physically so - but if we get the timings right, then the plan would put me in Portland in company with a good handful of Cambridge (UK) fandom, as we roadtrip up from SF to Seattle...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-06-30 13:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bear in mind that JayCon is normally in early June. Barring further health issues or some logistical snafu, I expect to fall on either June 4th or June 11th. Do keep me apprised of your schedule.
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A large duck
User: burger_eater
Date: 2010-06-30 15:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm glad you're seeing a better way forward, Jay, and I wish I could attend JayCon.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2010-07-01 00:08 (UTC)
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I am starting to see better terrain for my body and my mind and my spirit, and oh, goodness, is that a welcome change.

I have so been waiting to hear you say that.

[grinning and strolling away]
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