Well, long time no hear from me. I actually got a taste of what chemo can and often is like. After getting a pass on the post chemo effect from my first round last Friday, Tu.'s application was fine going in, but developed a kick as the night wore on and into the next day. Then on to the next as well.
But, woke this AM to the poking and prodding of well meaning nursing staff and the curious MD's that begin rounds at 6:30, feeling pretty good and feisty to boot. To that point, I put on some shoes and wandered down stairs to the cafe and got coffee and a toasted roll. Very nice - man can I clear a line out! Nothing like ordering your breakfast standing next to a guy with tubes hanging out of his shirt sleeve. As I get closer to neutropenic I'll need to stop that kind of road tripping.
Zach's 1/2 Marathon is this weekend- not sure how that works or what the length is. A foot marathon is 26.2 miles, I guess a good recreational bike ride is 40-50 miles as long as there are Starbucks well spaced along the route. But, don't know how long a bike marathon is. But, he's curtailing his usual social scene (read; local watering holes) for the weekend in a nod to his training regime- ah youth- what a wondrous state. Any way, ride well and be safe my Son.
I'm really happy with the way this blog works. I've "spoken" to people that I haven't seen in years for no other reason than our lives took different directions at some point- but they are all part of a wonderful bank of memories, of kids and summers and block parties and the kind of friendships that your children make that are devoted and innocent and pure in love and heart. Any way, it's good to hear from you all- thanks for checking in.
I believe that's it for the time being- I'll checkin tomorrow, assuredly much wiser that today.