I haven’t done a blog in years. My last two (planniffication | sfdesktop) kinda fizzled out, and since I have a website: http://www.johngreene.org I just tend to update that from time to time.
Much more than the website, Heather and I update our Flickr Photos all the time. You should check 'em out if you haven’t recently.
Anyway, I think the current situation calls for a blog. Why? Because last Friday, November 5, 2010. I was diagnosed with AML — Acute Myeloid Leukemia. You can read all about it here.
Rather than answer individual texts/emails, rather than blasting out updates via email — I’m not a fan of push, besides, some of you won’t want the gory details — and rather than Facebook (sorry, Zuck, way too impersonal), I decided on a blog.
The support Heather and I have received over the last few days from everyone has been amazing. Thank you to all who have helped and who have offered to help. We’re going to need it over the next few months — that’s for sure.
So here’s the dilly: I’m going to finish this post, and send out the link to everyone. Then you can check in as often as you like, or not at all. Comments and questions are welcome.
Over the next couple days (before I start feeling really shitty) I’ll try post some more about how I found out, the symptoms leading up to the diagnosis, experience from my first few days in the hospital, info on treatment, etc. I think it’ll be therapeutic for me, and helpful/informative for you. It’s interesting, I actually really enjoy writing — weird that I don’t do it more. Hopefully, I'll feel good enough to keep this going.
First dose of chemo about to begin. Time to buckle up.