August 05, 2013
What's Crack-a-lackin', Dudes?
I miss the blog so very much but if I had been posting over the last few months, it would’ve gone something like:
Dear Blog: Had chemo today. Slept.
Dear Blog: Today, I had chemo. Slept.
Dear Blog: Chemo was given today. Slept.
Dear Blog: Chemo today was given. Slept. (As I got desperate to make it interesting.)
Querido Blog: Recibí chemo hoy. Dormí. (As increased desperation made me resort to Spanish.)
The good news is August 15 is the last infusion of the unending 17. Also—although I’m terrified I’ll jinx it by saying this out loud—rumor has it I’m in remission!! There’s something hinky in the left boobie but they say it’s benign-hinky and they’ll keep an eye on it with alternating mammograms and MRIs every six months.
Hair growth has continued. I’ve gone from the baby-orangutan look…
…to close-cropped ‘60s radical feminist…
…to baby curls…
…to full-on head of hair.
The treatments and medicines continue to wreak havoc with my joints and tendons, even my pinky toes. When I stand up, I have to slowly uncurl, like an arthritic pill bug. Although I had to forgo knitting for quite a while, I recently fell down the rabbit-hole again and have been churning out socks. I’m pushing the envelope a bit, and I know it, but the hands and the psyche get downright twitchy if I'm not doing the ol’ “off jumps Jack.”
Here, a pair I knit as a house-warming surprise for my sister just in time for the hot San Diego summer because I'm smart like that.
Posted by Ryan at August 5, 2013 12:27 AM
"rumor has it I’m in remission!"
YAY!!! Keeping my fingers crossed that the rumor keeps on growing! :)
Boy, have I missed you. I honestly look every day to see if you have posted anything. I will be praying for those rumors to be true also!
So, so, SOOO glad to hear from you! I am especially fond of the close-cropped '60s feminist and the baby curls hair dos. Fingers and toes crossed for you!
You could have done the Yoda post: "Chemo treatment I had. Slept I did."
And then I hope it's followed up by: "Permanent remission is."
So glad things are improving! Best wishes that things continue on the up and up xx
That Konchog, brilliant is.
they have heat in San Francisco?
Oh the R-word! What a splendid word indeed!
Dear Ryan, I have had my fingers crossed for you, and I'm glad that the remission thing is happening. Take care.
Hi Ryan!!! (waves enthusiastically from Kirkland)
So-so-so-SO happy to hear you! Keep up the good work and we'll keep sending great big hanks of good karma.
I'm glad to hear that you might be in remission. This has been such a long journey back to health. I've got my fingers crossed for continuing good news!
So glad to read that word, and to see knitting, and lots of curly hair!
So nice to hear from you! Congratulations on almost being done chemo!
What good news! We are rootin' for ya!
Yay! And just look at all that hair! And you've done more knitting that I have lately. I knit two mittens that turned out slightly different sizes and I seem to have quit knitting in a fit of pique. It shouldn't last long.