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I'm Outta Here

This is the post I wanted to leave you with today.




As the promo said "like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives." Yep, and over the next many days one of the things I'll be doing is spending a lot of time enjoying that sand, on a beach, a tad south of here where it's nothing but sunny and warm save the cervezas which are frosty and cool.

The shorts, sandals, golf-shirts are all packed. The boots, scarves, toques, gloves and heavy winter parkas abandoned in the front hall closet.

This will be my last post for a while. I'm going to close the computer and slowly step away in what I hope is an internet-free vacation. That means no tweets to my twit friends, no Facebook comment thread hijackings and, naturally, no blog posts.

I've loaded up my iPad with music and books and I plan on reading, relaxing, reloading, refuelling, and recharging.

This time tomorrow I'll be on a plane half-way to paradise. As Jimmy Buffet says "changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes".

Since I'll be away looking for that lost shaker of salt (different song, I know) during the holidays Merry Chriskwanzakkah and Happy New Year/ bonne annee guys.

Don't wait up.

This bamboo umbrella has my name on it.

Here's the update:

And then I woke up with a brisk slap to the face. My doctor has told me he'd prefer I not travel because he'd like to monitor my "condition". Blood work I had done last week has given him some concern. So, more chemo drugs, no travel, no golf, no sun sand or cervezas. And my doctor's about to become my new best friend.

As you can imagine I'm not feeling very creative these days. So I'm gonna take a little break from this blogging thing, as originally planned.

See you in a bit.

Comments

Shawn said…
Good luck. Rest up. I eagerly await your healthy return.
Malisa said…
You and I are always spending our vacations in the hospital! Sigh. However, we are still alive and better looking than ever! Go take those dang drugs and sneak in a cerveza or two just for the heck of it! You might be able to get a little sun from the reflection off the snow drifts! We gotta find the positive in every situation. Hurry back! You will be missed!
Oh, man. This isn't cool...not the part about you not blogging for a while and taking an Internet break...well, that too, but especially about your blood work. You will be missed here, but main thing is work on getting yourself better. Whatever it takes.
quirkyloon said…
Aw Dufus! I'm sad.

Take care of yourself. Real good care of yourself.

And I'm terribly sorry to hear about chemo during the holidays. Ugh.

We'll be here waiting patiently.

Somewhat.

So hurry back!

Woops.

Sorry, bout that. You do what you need to do. {hugs} and {prayers}
LOTGK said…
Damn! Sorry to hear that Dufus.
Mikewj said…
Well, shit, NoName. This isn't good news. Not at all. Please get healthy.
Stef Papenfuss said…
Don't listen to the doctor. Go to Maui and have fun in the sun!
Nicky said…
Damn Dufus. Take care of yourself, mon ami. N'h├ęsite pas de me dire si tu as besoin de quelque chose. Sans blague. N'importe quoi.
Deb said…
Whatever it takes, however long it takes, do what you need to do to fight the battle you need to fight. Kick ass, NND! Good thoughts, prayers and wishes being sent your way for a much better 2012.
Mike said…
Dufe, man. Get that rest. We'll be waiting for you.
Mike said…
Serieusement.
nonamedufus said…
Thanks for the warm thoughts, Bryan. Been kinda moping around since I got the news. But adjusting now and hoping for the best.
nonamedufus said…
Thanks, Quirks. I'll be fine. You take care of yourself, too, eh?
nonamedufus said…
Heh, heh, yeah, me too. Thanks LOTGK.
nonamedufus said…
Tell me about it. It's a phase, though. I'll get through it. Thanks, Mike.
nonamedufus said…
Maui wouldn't be bad Stef. But I was bound for Panama! At least I haven't lost my sense of direction. Thanks for the sentiment, though.
nonamedufus said…
Thanks, Nicky. We'll have to make a date for that cheeseburger.
nonamedufus said…
Vraiment. Merci, Mike.
nonamedufus said…
Geez, thanks, Deb. With such good thoughts I'll get through this in no time.
nonamedufus said…
Thank you, sir. I appreciate it.
nonamedufus said…
You and me both. Thanks, Shawn.
nonamedufus said…
Thanks for the kind words Malisa. That's exactly the approach I intend to take.
Stef Papenfuss said…
Panama..! In that case listen to the doctor.
Get well soon and return with a bang!
Fantasy football team already missing you, I think!
nonamedufus said…
Ha, ha, yeah the fantasy football team just missed the playoffs. Bad year for them too.
VE said…
I suggest filling a room in the house with sand, installing mega bright lights all around, grabbling a lawn chair and a fruity rum drink. Solution complete...
nonamedufus said…
Not a bad idea, VE. With the weather we've had around here this week, though, it may not be necessary. At plus 10 yesterday I almost went golfing.
meleahrebeccah said…
Oy vey. That sucks. Sorry your health conditions are preventing you from traveling.
meleahrebeccah said…
hope you are feeling a little bit better?
meleahrebeccah said…
thinking of you - hoping all is well.
nonamedufus said…
Thanks for checking up on me Meleah. Been loaded up on chemo drugs the last few weeks.I find out how they've been doing next week when I check in with my haematologist. Keeping my fingers crossed.
meleahrebeccah said…
Sending MORE prayers your way.
Blog Rehab said…
Unless Santa already gave you the new Shatner book, you should get it. It's very funny and I know you're a huge fan of his. Hope you have a good week. Take care.
nonamedufus said…
You know when I first read this I thought you said the new Shatner "look". And I'm thinking, "Hey, I haven't lost my hair yet." Ha, ha, I'll have to look into that book. I get an update from my doc this week. Crossing my fingers. Thanks for checking in.
nonamedufus said…
Hey Meleah. I've been following your travails, too. I really hope you're feeling better these days. It sucks to be sick, doesn't it.
meleahrebeccah said…
Yeah, it does.
I just hope YOU feel better soon!
Madge said…
Yikes, sorry I wasn't around to catch this announcement when it was new. I'll be thinking of you and your family. Stay strong.
Linda Medrano said…
Honey, I hate this. Still, that sun and surf is bad for your skin. Stay where you are and drink margaritas and play Jimmy Buffett. Or Bob Marley and smoke a doobie. I'm sorry your vacation got messed up over this, but there will be other vacations. There just aren't any other Dufuses running around. I'll be checking in on you. Take it easy!
nonamedufus said…
Thanks for checking in on me, Linda. It's good of you. Things are a little better. I studied really hard for my last blood test and got a better mark this time around. The doctor says I can spend 9 days in Orlando. So I've booked my flight and I'll soon be golfing with my brothers and enjoying a few Coronas. We'll see where things are at when I get back.
Linda Medrano said…
Orlando is as tropical as I'd want to get. Sunshine, golf courses, and people you want to spend time with. Sounds pretty good to me. I'm going to drink a Corona in your honer, but not until about noon.
nonamedufus said…
We usually start a little earlier, cause it's gotta be noon somewhere. And it gets you loosened up for golf. Cheers, Linda.
nonamedufus said…
Thanks, Linda. Your interest and concern is appreciated.
nonamedufus said…
Madge, I missed your comment because for some reason Disqus sticks more recent comments somewhere in the middle of previous ones. Thanks for the kind words.
Boom Boom Larew said…
Dang, Dufus! That truly sucks. I want you to know that out of solidarity I made a special trip to the ER in your honor over the holidays. Just because I didn't want you to feel bad about being the only one with medical issues. I'm sure I would have much preferred you as a roommate over the ones I got while I was there. Hope you're out there kicking cancer's ass.
nonamedufus said…
You did that for me? I wish I was as organ-ized as you were, Boom Boom. I hope everything goes well for you and that you're back on top in no time.

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