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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-12-16 08:04
Subject: [cancer] Seen off to chemo session twelve with a bang
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Tags:cancer, health, personal
Today is chemo session twelve of twelve. As of Sunday, I'm done. Currently cancer-free, so no future treatments scheduled, either. I'll still have the 2+ week cycle of side effects to deal with going into Christmas and New Year's, but by early January I'll be getting my well-being back.

By way of keeping me in line, my body saw fit to produce an explosive lower GI event while I was doing my morning exercise. There was about ten seconds' lead time between my mental "uh oh" and the inevitable. This was not enough to get untangled from the bike, into the bathroom across the hall, and in the appropriate position on the throne. And I clogged the toilet. The aftermath involved a great deal more than the usual toilet brush.

Hey, universe. I get the message. Stay humble. Don't get cocky. Use lots of warm, wet cloths.

Oh well, if it was easy, everyone would do it. See what I go through for your education?

In any case, I'm off in an hour or so for the last infusion. Wish me well.

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scarlettina
User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-12-16 16:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Always wishing you well, Jay. ::hug::
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russ: zen
User: goulo
Date: 2011-12-16 16:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:zen
Good luck - and congrats on making it to the 12th of 12 with your sanity and sense of humor intact!
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Geoffrey H. Goodwin -- I Can See in the Dark
User: readingthedark
Date: 2011-12-16 16:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I wish you well.
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smoking catnip and chasing my tail: sunny
User: jettcat
Date: 2011-12-16 18:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:sunny
Best wishes that this is the VERY LAST CHEMO SESSION ever!
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desperance
User: desperance
Date: 2011-12-16 18:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
In any case, I'm off in an hour or so for the last infusion. Wish me well.

Always.

xx
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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2011-12-16 18:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Would your GI allow you to partake of some holiday treats? My mom sent four (!!) types of goodies and I'd be happy to share. <3
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-12-16 19:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bakes goods and sweets don't mess up my GI, so goodies are most welcome! No raisins or fruit, though! :)
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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2011-12-16 19:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, awesome!! The cookie fairies will be leaving a present on your doorstep, then...... :D
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mlerules: Bjork Diddy
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-12-16 19:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Bjork Diddy
Okay, sorry, but I LOL'd at this entry. My bad... ;-P
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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2011-12-16 22:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I hope it went well.
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Jodi
User: rivet
Date: 2011-12-16 22:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
May this be the last chemo you ever need!
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Karen
User: klwilliams
Date: 2011-12-17 05:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I hope it all goes well for you. Yay for the last one.
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shelly_rae
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2011-12-17 06:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Be well.
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Numb, cold tootsies, warm heart...
User: annina_writes
Date: 2011-12-17 08:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So very happy to hear that you're cancer free. You've been in my thoughts and prayers, and as a cancer survivor I know what a good feeling it is to hear the word "remission." Hope the chemo doesn't screw up the holidays too much for you. Hang fast, pace yourself, and above all celebrate your hard won fight!!! Holiday hugs!
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