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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-09-15 04:19
Subject: [cancer|photos] The week in pictures
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Tags:acejordyn, cancer, child, family, food, friends, health, personal, radiantlisa
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.

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

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

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.

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 [info]the_child
made dinner.

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

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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User: radiantlisa
Date: 2012-09-15 11:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I still can't believe that you're wearing my shorts in the chair picture. That's going to make me laugh for a very long time ...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-09-15 16:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
A Portland Saturday market vendor in the case of those socks, I believe. Some of my tie-dyed socks are courtesy of the_child, some are from friends. One pair was knitted from tie-dyed yarn by Kathy Pitts (a/k/a Mrs. bravado111).
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User: madrobins
Date: 2012-09-15 16:37 (UTC)
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Holy carp. You're going to need a new handle for The Child, because she's veering close to being The Woman (with apologies to Sherlock Holmes)
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Jay Lake: child-interview
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-09-15 16:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, you haven't seen the half of it...

Coz, yeah.
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Amy Sisson
User: amysisson
Date: 2012-09-15 20:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You took the words right out of my mouth. Holy cow!
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User: kshandra
Date: 2012-09-15 17:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Is there a link to that recipe? Because OM NOM NOM.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-09-15 17:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yeah, it does rock. :D

Don't forget the garnish. Last night we did onions, cilantro and sausage for the savory bits.
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mlerules: MLE
User: mlerules
Date: 2012-09-15 23:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Very cool re: having her cook you dinner from N's recipe! Glad the Big Chair arrived in time.
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smoking catnip and chasing my tail: BB2011
User: jettcat
Date: 2012-09-16 04:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Did you check for an ejection feature in this chair? There is the great yoghurt incident to consider. I do believe it is time to buy her a rename token so the_child can become the_girl.
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