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radiation-a-go-go
February 23, 2011, 4:21 pm
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Got my first radiation treatment today. Scored two cups of coffee and a muffin. Know what was weird about the treatment–they had this radiation oncology mix tape playing while the machines did their thing and one of the songs on it was the Rolling Stones’ “Play With Fire”. That’s pretty funny, right? “Play With Fire” was the only heat or fire related number I heard, so maybe they just overlooked it–it could have been on a radio station for all I know. They should have had Arthur Brown’s “Fire” in the queue. That would have been awesome.

So, anyway, 29 more radiation appts. to go. Or 29 muffins. Should be done in April. If anything funny happens, I’ll let you know.



hello
February 16, 2011, 1:46 pm
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I’ve been sitting around enjoying not thinking about chemo, for once. I still have the deadly radiation to do. Starting next week, I have to go to the behemoth UW Hospital every day for 6 weeks.  I went there on Monday to get “Mapped” for radiation. It was painless and uneventful. But, you know what sucked was having lab work done there. At UW Health, where I got my chemo, you can wander into the lab any time day or evening and you’re out in moments. At the hospital they give you one of those vibrating coasters like they have when you’re waiting for a table in a restaurant.  It can take a half-hour before any vibrating happens. And all the people around you, of which there are many, look as though they could transmit some kind of disease to you pretty easily. Or you them. So getting a lab test at UW Hospital really sucks but the radiation area is nice-they have coffee and tiny muffins there. They ought to spread those around and haul a muffin tray up to the people waiting for labs. They could use some cheering up. I’m going to suggest that on the next “How are we doing?” evaluation they send me.

I’m pretty sure that chemo killed a wart on my knee. It had been there for years and now there’s just a white spot. So, if you’re warty and you get cancer, that might perk you up a bit. It does me.

Not much else to say. I’m feeling much better now. Thoughts turning to the twin joys of taxes and garbage removal.  That’s about it.



Done.
February 5, 2011, 1:52 pm
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I finished chemo on Monday. Yay! I felt like CRAP this week-mostly nauseous and cold. Last week on the 24th or something I got a red blood cell transfusion, which was great. If anyone asks you if you want a red blood cell transfusion you should say “Yes,” because they really do make you feel swell and your skin gets pink again. Then the swell goes away. So does the pink, but it’s not forever.

God, you guys, my nose is just pouring everywhere. Out of control. I want to get some of that eyelash growing solution and jam it up there to see what happens. Having lost almost all my hair, which is bad because I’m cold all the time but not bad because my skin is super soft now, I have to say that the nose hairs are far and away the most important hairs on the body. Nose hairs! How I miss ye! Of all the hairs their absence is also the most difficult to disguise. I am fighting the urge to buy eyelash grower with all my might.

So not much else is new here. It’s snowy like it is everywhere. I had this idea to turn our front porch into White Trash Ice castle by stealing icicles off our neighbor’s houses and fusing them to our porch railing and floor. Sort of like something Andy Goldsworthy would do if he were the impulsive sort. And maybe a drinker. It’s actually a really good idea but I’m too tired to pull it off.  I just though I’d mention it because I had an idea.