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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-04-27 05:30
Subject: [cancer] Quick updates
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Tags:cancer, health, personal
Saw the dentist yesterday to have my teeth cleaned and checked. That's strongly discouraged while on chemotherapy due to bleeding, infection risk and mouth sensitivities. Tattoo artist tomorrow (also discouraged while on chemo), therapist Friday (encouraged while on chemo).

Today I see my surgical oncologist to discuss the plan for dealing directly with the tumor in the right lobe of my liver. He'll either confirm what my medical oncologist proposed, or offer a different course. That in turn will determine my treatment schedule and so forth.

Spent a lot of yesterday evening making plans of various sorts for caregiving and logistics during chemotherapy. I certainly know how to do this now. Some kinds of expertise are discouraging to have acquired. I continue to be very lucky in my friends.

Also, received a well-meaning but moronically insensitive voicemail last night that badly blew up my already tenuous emotional balance. That pretty much screwed up the end of my evening and sent me to bed in a deep funk. Thankfully I seem to have shaken off my depression overnight.

And for some reason my liver aches this morning. I'm 95% certain this is psychosomatic, as I don't believe the tumor is large enough for me to feel it directly, but still that is discouraging.

This is only the beginning.
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Rose Fox
User: rosefox
Date: 2011-04-27 14:48 (UTC)
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That's genius.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-04-27 13:03 (UTC)
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It may also be possible that your friends are lucky in you. You're well worth knowing.
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User: mlerules
Date: 2011-04-27 14:26 (UTC)
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(P.S. This kitty icon is JJ. He was thrust by a complete stranger into the waiting arms of my step-nephew (J, hence JJ = J Jr) through the open window of my step-uncle's car. Turns out my step-aunt's allergic, so my 'rents (mom & J) ended up w/him. I took this pic several years ago, the 1st x-mas he was around, not long after he entered our world. I was sick at the time, yet he reached out to bap my face & say Hi - as kittenheads will - and I managed to snap this shot at the perfect moment. Yeah, so now you have the backstory: it's a kittenhead reaching out to say Hi when you're not well. Quite appropriate here 'n' now, methinks.)
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User: brownkitty
Date: 2011-04-27 18:58 (UTC)
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Agreed that you are well worth knowing, and this from the perspective of someone who barely counts as an acquaintance.
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User: horace_hamster
Date: 2011-04-27 22:10 (UTC)
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2011-04-28 07:45 (UTC)
Subject: Fortune
Jay, hope things go well with all your prep. XX xxoo

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