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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-07-02 10:06
Subject: [cancer] The chemo dozer
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Tags:cancer, health, personal
Once again I am largely sleeping my way through chemotherapy. Slept through the infusion yesterday. Slept most of yesterday afternoon. Slept long overnight, and into the morning. The new med combination plus my snse of surrendering myself to the process seem to be working. This is running much more like last session, and much less like the first two.

A number of things are piling up on my desk an in my inbox that require my attention. I'm probably not going to execute on them this weekend for fear of having chemo-induced brain fail. That will make Monday morning exciting as I prep to go to Omaha midday. Ah, me.

Also, to belabor the obvious, if you want something out of me, good, bad or indifferent, this is not the weekend to ask. Yesterday I once again got a snotty email on chemo day from someone who really, really should have known better. I'm not up to dealing with my own difficulties on chemo days, let alone other people's.

Anyway, I'm off to veg and nap. Be well, or at least be weller than me.

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User: adelheid_p
Date: 2011-07-02 17:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sorry to hear about the e-mail. I hope this weekend is as restful as you need it to be.
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User: mlerules
Date: 2011-07-02 17:12 (UTC)
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Be well, or at least be weller than me.

Will do/be...not that it's much of a challenge right now, mind you. ;-P

I'm enjoying some down time interspersed w/getting sh!t done. Floated for 90 minutes last night in sensory dep chamber. Had a heck of a time turning off my brain, but managed to a few times. Then slept well, which was GOOD.

Glad you're surrendering yrself to the process this weekend. Seems for the best.
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User: twilight2000
Date: 2011-07-02 17:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Relax and ignore the idiots - relaxing and getting better is your big job right now :>
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Marshal Zombie
User: skylion
Date: 2011-07-02 20:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No way, Jay. You be better than me.
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User: oaksylph
Date: 2011-07-03 03:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I met Nancy C. Andreasen today. She's doing a neurology + creativity study that has involved scanning the brains of George Lucas and Patrick Rothfuss among others. I gave her a copy of [i]Mainspring[/i]. Maybe a little unsubtly. I'm hoping she comes back for more.

That's your Weird People in Iowa Who Like You moment for the month. I go back to the busysphere now. Just wanted you to know you are wished well - and often shamelessly promoted.
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User: diamondreads
Date: 2011-07-03 06:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Not expecting an answer or anything. I just want you to know that a fan is having fingers crossed that this works and has good thoughts for you. Big hugs.
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Paul Haines
User: paulhaines
Date: 2011-07-03 11:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'll be as well as you I think. Chemo tomorrow. Oh joy. Hating it...
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-07-03 12:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Much love.
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