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Catching Up

It's been a while since I've updated folks on where my cancer's at.  Well, it's still right where it was before.  The latest development, though, is a drop in my hemoglobin levels which unfortunately makes me anemic.  So I've been kinda tired lately; little energy for anything; poor appetite.  But I'm on a new medication that should help me with that.

But my doctor's seem pleased with my lab results.  The chemo appears to be having an impact, apart from making me feel like crap.  I've been on the chemo since October.  Funny, eh?  It's like the worse I feel the better I am.  But I'm not fooling myself.  Yet to be scheduled is the radiation and a bone marrow transplant.  So the real fun is yet to come.

Did you hear about the guy who's doctor told him he had cancer and only 6 months to live?  When he asked the doctor what he should do the doc said move to Saskatoon and live with an economist.  The guys says, "Will that make me live longer?" and the doc says, "No, but it'll seem like a lot longer."

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Hey, look what I got.  My friend idifficult from across the pond likes my blog so much he passed on a Feels Like Home Award.  Thanks, idifficult.  That means a lot.  I appreciate it.




Now I just have to pass this on to 5 blogger buddies I feel at home with.  Well, that's easy.  And be sure and click through to see why I think so highly of them...




Comments

AmyLK said…
Thanks for the update. I hope things continue to improve, including your feeling better.
Moooooog35 said…
Here's to hoping that your next delivery of chemo is delivered by a nympho Jessica Alba look alike.

So, yeah. That's a good wish.

Strangely, I feel jealous.
You and moooooog probably make me laugh the hardest on twitter.

I really really miss visiting ottawa.
nonamedufus said…
AmyLK: Thanks a bunch Amy.
nonamedufus said…
Moooooog: I'll keep an eye out and let you know!
nonamedufus said…
Mr. Condescending: You're too kind. Thanks.
KaLynn said…
May you continue on the improvement road!

Congrats on the award!
Joel Klebanoff said…
I wish you all the best. Although, there may be some selfishness in that wish. You have to get better because your voice is too entertaining and insightful to be diminished by cancer or its treatment.
nonamedufus said…
KaLynn: Thanks,I appreciate it. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
nonamedufus said…
Joel: Wow, thanks, Joel. That was nice of you. How kind and thoughtful.
Don said…
It's nice to know that the chemo is working for you...I was wondering about this the other day since we have not heard from you on the subject. Now, we have heard from you on the subject. Now, I won't wonder about it until next time. Thanks for the shoutout and thought with the award. That's a much "sweeter" award than I could come up with. Thanks.
Quirkyloon said…
Aw thanks Nomie!

Yes, I've been wondering about your chemo progress too.

"the worse I feel the better I am."

Yep, sounds like the toxins are a'workin'!

My hat's off to you, cuz you definitely handle all the chemo crap like a trooper!

Does it still count if I don't wear hats?

hee hee

Keep plugging along Nomie, you're my hero!
nonamedufus said…
Don: I'll keep you up to speed every so often. The award's just a little thing but it is a token of how much I enjoy reading your blog every day.
nonamedufus said…
Quirks: Oh, yeah, the toxins are workin' and you're one who'd know. Like Don, you're among my top 5 daily visits. I really enjoy your stories and your fine sense of humour.
injaynesworld said…
Cancer seems to be the "nice person's disease," because it seems to only hit really nice people. Maybe the key is to go through life as a rat-bastard-m'f'er. Although, maybe I only know nice people and that's why it seems that way to me.

Laughter = endorphins, the good chemical. Wishing you a steady stream of laughter always.

Jayne
nonamedufus said…
Jayne: That was sweet, thanks. Appreciate the kind thoughts.
PhilH said…
Gosh, I've missed all this. Hope you continue to improve.
idifficult said…
Not knowing that you have cancer, this blog entry came as something of a shock to me. I hope that things continue to improve and you feel better and you kick this cancer once and for all.
nonamedufus said…
PhilH: Thanks. me too.
nonamedufus said…
idifficult: Thanks for the award - and the kind words.
ReformingGeek said…
Thanks for the update. Hope the energy is back soon. We need your energized funny!
Leeuna said…
I wasn't aware of your illness, but now that I am, here's wishing you lots of success with the chemo and may your health continue to improve.
Anonymous said…
Hey noname:

My butt is numb from sitting on a couch that has this god-awful bar in it (yours was my last stop before signing off and relieving my hiney - whoever thought hideaway couches were comfy? Why did I buy this couch?) But I digress..

Where was I going with this conversation? ... Oh, yeah. Sorry. Did I ever mention I have ADD?

But anyway, I was wondering if you'd consider doing a Q & A post so all of us could pump you with questions? Like the question I'd like to ask you at present (although I'm sure I'll think of something else later) was,

-- oh shit, what was it? --

Oh. There! Grabbed that thought back again. Whew!

..are you a fan of the Hitch-hikers' Guide to the Galaxy? (what with your "Don't Panic" moniker next to each of your posts, and all). Because if you are, then -
and here's where I hope you've become somewhat familiar with binary code over the years - then you should plan something extremely special for 10-10-10..because, well, in binary code, 101010 = 42, which anyone familiar with Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy knows, is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.

Just throwing that out there as we all plan our year...

And I'm glad the doctors seemed pleased. Keep hanging in there.

Ms. Thirty-Something
nonamedufus said…
RG: Thanks for the kind words Reffie.
nonamedufus said…
Leeuna" Thank you, ma'am. Here's hopin'.
Me-Me King said…
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'll definitely post this award to my blog with pride!
nonamedufus said…
Ms 30?: I'm a huge fan of H2G2 and of Douglas Adams. And my mantra at thi stage of life is, indeed, "don't panic".

Thanks for the good wishes. And, yeah, when the doctors are happy I usually am too.

Good luck with the couch and the ADD.
nonamedufus said…
Me-Me: Well, I'm glad you like the award. You know how much I enjoy your blog.
CatLadyLarew said…
If feeling crappy means you're better, then I really hope you feel like shit so you can get totally better. Seriously, thanks for the update, though. It's wonderful that you can continue to laugh and make us laugh through it all! I often wonder how you are doing and send healing thoughts your way. Here are some more...

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
nonamedufus said…
CL: Aw, man. You and the other folks who've commented just blow me away. Thanks, Cat Lady - sincerely.
NoName, I started reading your blog after you first posted about your cancer, so I really appreciate the update. I'm sure this is much tougher than you let on, and I'm impressed that you maintain a good attitude in the face of a lot of pain and fear and whatnot. Me, I get a hangnail and I'm done for the week.

And thanks for the award, by the way. I've had my share of troubles lately, which is one reason I've been a little absent, and I appreciate the vote of confidence more than I can say.
nonamedufus said…
Mike: I know many of us don't let on the full extent of our "other" lives. You're welcome for the award - I enjoy your blog. And I hope all is well with your family these days.
Noname: Thanks for the update. I hate to say I didn't even know that you had cancer, but it's not like you talk about it every post. I guess most of the time that no news is good news...so here's hoping we don't hear anything more for a long while. :)
nonamedufus said…
UR: I haven't talked about it much - 3 or 4 times maybe since October. Thanks for your concern. The docs say the chemo appears to be working. And that's a good thing.
Anonymous said…
Hey noname:

My butt is numb from sitting on a couch that has this god-awful bar in it (yours was my last stop before signing off and relieving my hiney - whoever thought hideaway couches were comfy? Why did I buy this couch?) But I digress..

Where was I going with this conversation? ... Oh, yeah. Sorry. Did I ever mention I have ADD?

But anyway, I was wondering if you'd consider doing a Q & A post so all of us could pump you with questions? Like the question I'd like to ask you at present (although I'm sure I'll think of something else later) was,

-- oh shit, what was it? --

Oh. There! Grabbed that thought back again. Whew!

..are you a fan of the Hitch-hikers' Guide to the Galaxy? (what with your "Don't Panic" moniker next to each of your posts, and all). Because if you are, then -
and here's where I hope you've become somewhat familiar with binary code over the years - then you should plan something extremely special for 10-10-10..because, well, in binary code, 101010 = 42, which anyone familiar with Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy knows, is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.

Just throwing that out there as we all plan our year...

And I'm glad the doctors seemed pleased. Keep hanging in there.

Ms. Thirty-Something

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