Posted by: cg00n | September 5, 2014

ThunderBird

The summer has just flown by, and that’s what I will be doing later today.   A big, thundering bird will take me away from my first world 1% life and deposit me (indirectly) on a squalid Princess cruise ship which will in due course  return me to my very own squalor.  Sounds like hell, doesn’t it?  But, please: I don’t need your sympathy.  Really.  I’ll get through this somehow.

It has been a few weeks since my visit to the oncologist.  At that time we decided that I will stick with the status quo:  IL-2 injections every couple of weeks until the universe winds down.  That is a nuisance, but a fairly mild one.  It writes off a few days each month during which I am good for very little, and it hurts a Whole Lot when they give me the 30-ish injections, but that soon fades away and life resumes.  So, I continue to be well and mostly happy with my existence.  Spare a thought for those less fortunate than I.

Recently a couple of long-time friends made it out here for 10 days.  Fortunately they are fairly self-sufficient, since relying on us (me, in particular) for entertainment is a bit of a dead loss.    It was great to see them, though, and we did manage to go to a few places, see a few things, and eat a few good meals with them before they returned home.

That’s about all I have to report, which is probably just as well.  Do stay in touch, all of you,  and I wish you a gentle slide into the Fall.

News Roundup

Once more, my thanks for all the pointers to news articles.  Keep ’em coming.

Cancer

Melanoma

Mind

 Miscellaneous

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  1. I’m still rooting for you and think of you often. You were given a mountain to climb and have done it primarily with the support of P. I’m hoping your ability to entertain is more about your own agenda and less about your melanoma. I just read your biography of sorts (I’m obviously behind in blog reading) and find it interesting that I’ve experienced many of the same fears that you had. A steady dose with times of relief. My emotional life is also much more stable and I attribute it to medication for depressant/anxiety. I much prefer a stable life with inner calmness. Enjoy your cruise (or perhaps it is over) and autumn. I understand autumn is a season of colour in the East.


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