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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-07-06 05:16
Subject: [cancer|personal] Energy and focus
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Tags:cancer, child, friends, health, omaha, personal, stories, travel, writing
So the new drug regime of Zyprexa+Lorazepam really does seem to do the trick of getting me through the chemo weekend largely intact. The nausea has been a complete non-issue twice now. My bounceback is much more robust as well. Given that my prescription schedule extends through Monday night, I am irked by the logeyness and slowed mental acuity going into the post-chemo week, but those aren't too severe. Of course, part of my being a bit 'off' yesterday surely has as much to do with pushing myself to travel on Monday as anything.

Still, yesterday I put in a full day's work at the office while [info]the_child bombed around with [info]elusivem. We all had dinner together as well. I even managed to patch together a good hour of writing and WRPA even through brain fog. No ballooning due to weather issues, but possibly better luck today.

As for writing, I'd like to get this story that I've started completed to first draft in the next day or two. I have to noodle with another concept piece I've agreed to participate in. Then, hopefully by the weekend, back to Sunspin. I really want to make some progress before surgery takes me out of the game for a while, in less than three weeks.

Wake up, brain, wake up!

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User: mlerules
Date: 2011-07-06 12:32 (UTC)
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You're doing incredibly well, considering you just came off the needle 3 days ago and flew long-distance day before yesterday. Huzzah!

*keeping fingers x-d for better weather for ya'll*

Leaving town in a few hours, mostly outta e-touch 'til returning Mon aft/eve (7/11/11). *bouncing at thoughts of upcomings*
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Jay Lake: happy-niece
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-07-06 12:37 (UTC)
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Upcome well!
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User: goulo
Date: 2011-07-06 14:08 (UTC)
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Congrats and good luck!

PS: It was great seeing you on our trip!
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User: cathshaffer
Date: 2011-07-06 14:10 (UTC)
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Are you taking the zyprexa at bedtime? It has about a 12 hour sedation period, so most people take it before they're planning to sleep anyway. I'm glad they found a cocktail that helps you!
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User: e_bourne
Date: 2011-07-06 14:23 (UTC)
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Its great that you have a winning (more or less) combo this time. May Omaha be good to you in the ways that only Omaha can. Meat immediately comes to mind. Lots of red, juicy meat...
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User: keikaimalu
Date: 2011-07-06 15:06 (UTC)
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Carnivore. :)
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User: keikaimalu
Date: 2011-07-06 15:05 (UTC)
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Wake up, brain, wake up!

I know that feeling well. When the brain's awake, it feels like it never left. When it's logey, you remember being awake, but nothing you do can get you back there.

The good news is that the loginess is temporary, you know its cause, and its cause is limited in both frequency and duration.

There's nothing like that day when your brain resharpens to make you grateful for finally having it back. :)
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User: talekyn
Date: 2011-07-06 15:41 (UTC)
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Had an odd dream of which I remember almost no details, but you were there and healthy. I think you were verbally beating me up for not writing more. Or reading more. Or both. Oh, and there may have been pigs flying. I remember something about pigs and you ducking out of the way but continuing to reprimand me.

Guilty conscience and too much pork for dinner last night? Add that to the list of bad combinations.

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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-07-07 17:06 (UTC)
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I am so pleased to hear this. I hope it continues to work for you and that the bounceback gets more and more robust.
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