I am told that today is a holiday. I can tell it’s true because my incredibly overworked wife was still home when I woke up this morning.
So I’m not working today. I won’t be mentioning that the kindness of our first donors has allowed us to register our interweb domain names and launch our first website. I won’t be telling you that you can now register as a member of the foundation or that there are pages there that you can use to offer yourself as a volunteer or tell us about your bucket list dreams. I certainly won’t be asking you to use those buttons ⇓ down there ⇓ to share this blog post so your friends, followers and twitterverse pals won’t know what we are not doing today.
So what will I do today? Maybe I’ll tell you about how it feels to have gone through six weeks of radiation, one major surgery, twelve weeks of chemo and last Friday’s CT scan, then wait for five days to find out whether all of this will culminate in carving out the diseased portion of my liver. Perhaps I’ll say how infinitely long five days can be. I might quote Winnie the Pooh who said one second can last forever. If I did, I would be paraphrasing, but you would understand how painfully, mind-numbingly interminable it is to wait for a prognosis.
I could write about how terribly itchy my skin still is even though my hematologist has been trying her best to find a Heparin I’m not allergic to, or mention how this last batch (Loveparin) despite having “love” in it’s name, is not the drug that I adore. I could explain that it comes in 1.4ml doses that require a gigantic needle that should be used to inoculate elephants and leaves my poor abused belly looking like modern art in shades of purple, blue and yellow.
But if I did any of that I would just seem whiney, thankless and juvenile which isn’t the impression I am going for. Besides, it is, I am told, a holiday. So I’ll be dumping out my Bucket List for the day and not doing any of the above. I hope you all understand.
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