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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-04-23 05:39
Subject: [conventions}cancer] Norwescon Day 2, the PET scan
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Tags:cancer, conventions, health, personal
Laid low most of yesterday. I did make my one panel for the day, which was pretty fun, then a Ken Scholes reading, then the Water For Quarks release party, then a group dinner. That pretty much burned me out.

This is very unlike my normal behavior, at Cons or otherwise. The cancer stress is still happening, still settling in.

On the plus side, got the PET results late yesterday afternoon. Everything is as expected, no metastatic bloom. Life is very weird when a 35 mm tumor is good news, but almost all the alternatives were somewhere between far worse and fatal. So that is good news.

I'm hoping to have a more normal-for-Jay Con day today. And I'll be more visible than I have been, I think.

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mlerules: meow
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-04-23 14:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So glad 'bout the PET results. Hoping that fear was what laid you low yesterday so now you'll have s'more energy and whatnot today. May your activities rise...enjoy!
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Lady Jestocost
User: ladyjestocost
Date: 2011-04-23 14:30 (UTC)
Subject: PET scan
Very glad about the good news from the PET scan. May all the news from now on out be good!
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shelly_rae: Jay & Me
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2011-04-23 14:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Jay & Me
So a little "yay" to the "crap". Was good to see you. Wish I could take all the cancer away.
love you anyway.
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User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-04-23 14:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good news on the PET then. OK. Me, I'm counting on seeing you today.
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rekre8: Underwater
User: rekre8
Date: 2011-04-23 16:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Pity the con is "work" rather then "stress relief" right now.

If I was there I'd be hunting you down for hugs, so if you want to lay low, it's a good thing I couldn't make it.

Congrats on the not-quite-so-bad news.

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zxhrue: nuisance
User: zxhrue
Date: 2011-04-23 18:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

less bad news is good news to be sure.
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User: mectech
Date: 2011-04-23 22:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
here's hoping this small bit of good news is the start of an extended upward trend...and also that the remainder of norwescon is more relief than obligation.
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oaksylph: willow
User: oaksylph
Date: 2011-04-25 22:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I am relieved there's no physical metastasis. Worried about the metaphysical kind, though. This time through is going to hurt more, not just because you're alone, but because last time you weren't.

Of course you have friends aplenty; yet a thousand stars are no match for a lighthouse on a foggy night.

But you have sailed these waters before, and you've come back to port before. Furl the sails and come in on oars. In the sound of your passage, may you imagine the whispers of many more stories, and from the shore may many voices call you home.

(I will be among them, of course.)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-04-26 00:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thank you.
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