Blogging Tunes: Bob Marley - Legend
It's been several days since the intensive "chemo round 2" finished -- so how am I feeling?
It's actually pretty hard to quantify. There's a reason this is a one-month stay and not a two-week stay: the weeks following the chemo can be pretty rough. My counts are still extremely low which is good in terms of how I responded to the chemo, but it also means I'm extremely weak and tired most of the time.
I'm definitely better than last week, but I still have very little appetite. All I'm able to really eat is cereal with milk, and sometimes peaches and cottage cheese. Everything else just makes me nauseous. Now, you may think the latter sounds gross, but when I was a little kid, P&C is all I ate. I was the strangest little kid when it came to food. One time, we when out to a Chinese restaurant, and my parents actually had the restaurant arrange the peaches and cottage cheese as if it were a real dish that came from the kitchen. Funny stuff.
Obviously the highlight of the weekend was the Miracle at the New Meadowlands. Even if you're not a football fan, you gotta read about this one. With 8 minutes left in the game, the Eagles trailed the Giants 31-10 and the rest is history.
I watched the first quarter with my brother. He and my niece (Lauren) came to visit from 12/15 to 12/19.
They stayed at our new house in San Rafael. Lauren was bummed that Floyd wasn't around -- Floyd is staying with his Gramma in Massachusetts at the moment -- but she really took to Orion.
How friggin cute are they? Dave got HLA-typed (to see if he's a bone marrow match for me)... we'll know in about a week. Blood siblings have a 25% chance of being a match. If he's not a match, we'll have to search the database for a match. If you want to throw your hat in the ring, just go to marrow.org -- it looks pretty simple.
What else... oh, the gave me a stationary bike (Spinning). I've been riding for 15 minutes twice a day. Usually wrecks me, but I need the exercise.
Want to visit? It's gonna be a pretty lonely next couple of weeks, so if you want to visit, drop me an email or text and let's figure out a time. Jimmy (from Doppelganger) came by yesterday (unannounced) -- it was great to see ya, buddy, but you definitely lucked out timing-wise. I would hate for someone to come all the way over here, and then, for whatever reason, I'm unavailable.
Lastly, I want to point out that I'm leaving out a lot details that I don't think any of you really want to hear. Feel free to comment on this post and tell me if you want more (not so pretty) info, or if this is the right level of update.
Hope to see some of you soon. For everyone else, have a great holiday and new year. And, of course, GO EAGLES!
I will kick its ass,