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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-12-30 07:28
Subject: [personal|cancer] Now, don't be hasty, but...
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...yesterday afternoon, for an hour or so, I felt normal. For the first time in months.

Normal meaning: no bowel disruption, no excessive fatigue, a general sense of well-being, and me wondering how late I should stay up while not having the least thought about cancer, chemotherapy or body/health issues.

It passed, of course, as these things do and will. Some months will come and go before feeling normal becomes a normal feeling for me. But by damn, I can see it from here.

Also, thinking about goals, as is customary for year-end in the blogosphere. I'll have a post, never fear, but might wait til next week to make it so that more than five of you will actually read it. (Things get pretty quiet around here over the weekend and on holidays.) But of course, I only have one real goal: stay alive and healthy. And it's more of an ambition, since I can't control the outcome of that goal through my actions or choices.

For now, I'll settle for normal.

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User: shelly_rae
Date: 2011-12-30 16:36 (UTC)
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Same goals, sorta.
1 Finish
2 Don't throw up
3 Have fun</p>


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User: wishus
Date: 2011-12-30 21:36 (UTC)
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Wishing you all the best x
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curious Eve: dancing Jedi
User: curiouseve
Date: 2011-12-30 16:38 (UTC)
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Keyword:dancing Jedi
Yay! Glimpsing a future of feeling normal!
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User: tillyjane
Date: 2011-12-30 16:51 (UTC)
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Happy no chemo day to you!
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-12-30 18:11 (UTC)
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All normalcy is good. May it snowball.
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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2011-12-30 18:31 (UTC)
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make it so that more than five of you will actually read it.

I am Number 6!! woowoo... grin.
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User: cuddlycthulhu
Date: 2011-12-30 19:16 (UTC)
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User: jakobdrud
Date: 2011-12-30 20:16 (UTC)
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I once heard that sailors with scurvy would revive just by seeing a coast or island with citrus trees within reach.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-12-31 00:11 (UTC)
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Your recovery posts are making me grin.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2011-12-31 14:41 (UTC)
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I mentioned this subject recently on my blog. I don't get the nobody-reads-on-weekends bit. I'm guessing you're implying that "most" people read LJ (and Facebook, and similar) from work? That boggles my mind a bit, since (a) they don't pay us at work to read these and (b) if so many have that much spare time at work, something may be seriously wrong with the system. So...what am I missing? Why is weekend readership so down from that on a weekday?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-12-31 16:21 (UTC)
Really, I don't know why it works this way, but it demonstrably does so.
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