I’ve been meaning to post for a while, but have been waiting for my mental fog to clear. I don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon. So I’m going for bullet points and brevity:
- Chemo Round 4 is coming up December 12. The timing works out about as nicely as I could hope for, considering I don’t want to puke or sleep my way through Christmas.
- My friend Phil over at Noiseless Chatter is holding his annual Xmas Bash! on December 8 (right before Chemo Round 4, when I will be feeling quite spry—yay!). If you’re up for laughing at some really awful holiday television episodes and cutting inappropriate jokes with the coolest people you’ve never met during the live stream chat, you’ll love it. Also, this year’s event will help me raise money for medical bills. (But you don’t have to donate to participate. Join the fun no matter what!)
- Over Thanksgiving two really cool things happened: I got myself out of a bathtub and I descended and ascended a flight of stairs on my own. Going down the stairs was more difficult because I get dizzy and slightly nauseated looking down, but going up the stairs I realized I’m getting a lot stronger. Go me!
- After I got news that my tumor had shrunk, I decided to celebrate by buying Christmas sheet music. Going back to the piano is not as hard as I thought it might be, and I’ve been playing for a few minutes several times a week.
That’s all I got for now.
Yay, for physical achievements! I’m so glad for you!
Love that you’re playing the piano. I picked it back up enough a few years back to learn a new Christmas song and really enjoyed it.
I don’t know you, but I came across your site this afternoon and noticed you started chemo again today. Wanted you to know that a stranger from the Midwest is cheering you on and sending up a prayer for you.