Tuesday, Ace Jordyn and I flew back from Baltimore after a tearful good-bye with Lisa Costello. (I still owe posts on our visits to the Space Telescope Science Institute, and to Goddard Space Flight Center.) On our return, I was presented by my parents with the new super duper powered chair, a Luxury-Lift from La-Z-Boy. I am now calling this the Big Chair.
Me with the Big Chair, on my return from Baltimore; photo by Ace Jordyn
Wednesday, Ace and I had lunch with
Ace Jordyn and
That afternoon, Mother of the Child and I met with our attorney a while concerning estate planning and copyright inheritance issues.
On Thursday, I went back in for a CT scan. As a result of the scan, we determined that my tumors (Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld) had grown 20% in the three weeks since the last scan. My oncologist is not particularly alarmed, but this is why we're going chemo again next week.
Me getting prepped for my CT this past Thursday
Thursday night, my friends and family assembled for my traditional pre-treatment party. That was a lot of fun, and it was good to see some of my closest Portland home boys and girls.
Thursday night's pre-treatment party with family and friends
Friday, Mom and Dad took me up the hill to the OHSU main campus for the port implant surgery. Ace came along as well.
Me, pre-op on Friday morning; photo by Ace Jordyn
I spent the rest of yesterday in the Big Chair. Ace and
The finished product, photo by
All in all, a good week, but with plenty of busy-ness and thoughtful sadness.
Some photos as noted © 2012 Ace Jordyn, used with permission.
Other photos © 2012, Joseph E. Lake, Jr. and B. Lake.
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