Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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[cancer|photos] The week in pictures

It's been such a crowded, difficult week that I haven't really kept up with the news and information as well as I normally prefer to. For those playing along with the home game edition of "Where's Jay?", here's some deets.

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.

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Me with the Big Chair, on my return from Baltimore; photo by Ace Jordyn

Wednesday, Ace and I had lunch with [info]kenscholes.

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Ace Jordyn and [info]kenscholes at lunch this past Wednesday

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.

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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.

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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.

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Me, pre-op on Friday morning; photo by Ace Jordyn

I spent the rest of yesterday in the Big Chair. Ace and [info]the_child
made dinner.

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[info]the_child cooking with Ace Jordyn, one of Jersey Girl in Portland's recipes; photo by Ace Jordyn

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The finished product, photo by [info]the_child

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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This work by Joseph E. Lake, Jr. and B. Lake is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Tags: acejordyn, cancer, child, family, food, friends, health, personal, radiantlisa
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