Oh well I was really hoping to get a flu shot today at my Chemo Doc’s…dont spread the word…but
my breathing has gotten a bit worse after 4 weeks of incredible health…and she’s worried about
another infection…and so am I, so I guess I;ll just have to wait and see what happens…not my best
I had to go for a Maxi pic rather than a Minipic today…the sky was just so Beautiful
It’s been a good week, my lung Doctor is pleased with what he hears, air moving thru my
right lung…and finally an end to steriods……My chemo Doctor is more than pleased
and now I see her just every other week and can now get a flu shot….
Oh we know this is not the end of this cancer…its type always comes back (barring a traffic accident)
but for the time being….Life is Soooooooooooooo Good….
The one word I love on Chemo days is….boring….it means nothing has changed…everything is just
as it was…I do love boring when I feel this good…
Seems I’m in a boring time of life….my exam went good, my blood work was “normal” life
is good…and in my condition boring is …good.
On another note our red leave reminds us the seasons are about to do that they do best….Change
this past week the high temperature day was 93…today should be 60…the rollercoaster towards autumn
Like my friend the fly…seems its time for me to make me a shadow of my sickly self…..
My immune system, or lack of one, is the cause of all these other illnesses and that leaves me
with two choices….live like a hermit and pray I don’t get ill…or live the balance of my life and
damn the inconveniences of an occasional hospital trip…well I’ve decided….Look out Hospital
I’m done sitting at home!!!!
Seems cancer and all that surrounds it is not black and white or even a defined shade of grey
I’ve been ill, hospital style ill, lung infections, pneumonia and more dead good cells than bad
my immune system came close to failing, I was reduced to a human with IV lines, montors
and no contact with the outside world……makes you wonder, when will this happen again.
To chose living life confined to my house or choosing to live among the living and risk the
condition of my questionable immune system…it really isn’t a grey decision its purely black and
white…to live or exist….I’ll chose life…the next time you find me absent you’ll know where I’ll be
but…I’ll be there with a Smile.
Maintenance chemo has started…and just what does that mean? Instead of every Friday
now its every other Friday, and today is my first Friday off, No blood work, no chemo and
no Doctor means one less needle hole and one less IV line, this is an interesting way to
spend a Friday…Sort of Upside down kinda day….
I hate to sound this way….but seems to me “follow up” visits for the most part are a waste
of resources and insurance money. This will be my 4th “follow up” with this particular doctor and to be honest nothing has changed, and if I did notice a difference I would have started with my Oncologist…I see her evey week as part of treatment…sometimes I just don’t understand ..and you wonder why health costs are so high….
Today is Chemo Friday…my first day of real maintenance Chemo
You see I’m in remission,,,,now isn’t that a great thing to Share…..
The daisy opens its face petal by petal slowly coming to life for the world to see and rejoice at its beauty.
Friday my life was like the daises, a new petal had opened and it appeared many more to follow
My PET scan came back….my Oncologist in her best bed side manner, simply put a “Smiley Face” on the bottom…..It is clean…..I have life extended,