Thursday, May 31, 2007

Had my follow up with the Radiation Oncologist today. Overall everything looks good, the prognosis very positive. The residual effects of the radiation will last up to six months after treatment. My counts are all down 25% across the board, platelets being the worst. Those damn platelets! I have to monitor the levels now to make sure they rise to normal levels. Next check up is in six months, all tests handled by the Oncologist at this point.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Another nice day, warm temperatures, cool breezes, and a nap. I was beat when I got home from work, so I laid on the couch and fell asleep. Now I need to decide what I want to eat for dinner and what to watch on TV. Such difficult decisions to make!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Today went by uneventfully. I was busy, but not too busy at work. It is definitely warm and muggy out. I sorted clothes to do laundry when I got home, but lost my motivation. I'll do it tomorrow. Feeling pretty good, nothing troubling me enough to write about. Looking back over the past 12 months, I am stupified by all that I went through.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Just like that, the weekend is over. I'm preparing to go to bed, work is looming 10 hours away. I did manage to get out of the apartment today. I went over by Michael's and we watched episodes of the Venture Brothers. We've been talking about doing it for months, finally got around to it. I came home and slept for two hours. I've been reading since. My body has forgiven me for abusing it on Saturday. Good thing I didn't do anything yesterday. Weekends are never long enough, even with an extra day.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Yes, I am up. I was out the door by 7:00am, did some grocery shopping. It was a long gruelling evening. It took forever for 12:00am to arrive. Once we got through a few technical issues, the rest of the evening went okay. We had a lot of requests for current hip-hop music, which we only had a number of options. To keep the dancers grooving, we played what we could. I got home by 1:30am and as tired as I was, I didn't sleep well. I am going to be lounging today, napping. DJing is fun and exhausting.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

My day begun early when the power went out. I woke up to every electronic device squawking as the power returned. I did manage to get a good nights sleep. The car is loaded up with equipment and music, my clothes, and a cooler full of water. I'm set for the reception. In a few minutes I'm going to jump in the shower and start getting myself ready. I will run out to Julies house, pick her and the rest of the equipment up, and head on out to the hall in Brookfield. We can set up any time after 3:00pm. The reception starts at 5:00pm. Getting prepared and working the event is a 24 hour job. Here's to a busy, hectic, fun time.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Getting out of the shower, getting dressed, and getting to work was a breeze this morning. I didn't have to wrangle with my hair. I like my cut! Thank Kim! Every three weeks I will be at her house. I'm buried knee deep in CDs, sorting out ones to take tomorrow to the reception. Julie and I haven't DJ'ed since September 2005. It'll be interesting and challenging to get through the day and night. It's all about the music tomorrow. The remainder of the weekend will be all about the lounging.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

After having my blood drawn to measure my Pro-Time and a quick nap, I'm going to get my hair buzzed off. No more curls! The time has come. It is the Summer of short hair, by choice, not chemically induced. I've gotten so many compliments on my curls, but I just don't like my hair. To me it's unruly and unmanageable. I like jumping out of the shower and not doing a thing to my hair.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Made it through another day. It's absolutely beautiful out, I'm thinking about going for a walk. I'm feeling well, have been for days, weeks now. Everything's good, all my counts are where they should be. Lots of season finales on TV tonight, hard to decide which ones to watch. I'll figure it out after I get back inside. Time for me to get outside.

Monday, May 21, 2007

The weekend never lasts long enough. No matter how much lounging I do, I still want more. I'm at work, beginning my day, daydreaming of the couch. I spoke with my second cousin Patrick from Arkansas last night for quite a long time. He has encountered Lymphoma twice. We compared our experiences. It is quite interesting to hear about others struggles with the disease and the treatments. I enjoyed our conversation. Well I'm off to process some quotes for work, enjoy the day, enjoy your couch.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

It's a beautiful day out, I actually went for a long walk this afternoon along the lake. I had to enjoy the nice weather. Tonight I'm going to go with Char and be a groupie for her band. It's been a while since I got to see her sing. We are both laughing fools about getting out together. I always have a great time with her, I'm looking forward to it.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Been a long day for me. I always feel worn out by Friday and today has been no exception. I laid my head down for about an hour after work, still could use a couple more. I think I'm going to get all the curls cut off, my hair is getting shrub-like. Kim is going to have to use pruning shears!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Listening to 80s music while working today, grooving to songs I used to flop around the dance floor. Those were the best days, nothing to worry about except dancing. Today is food day at work (I am currently at lunch). Soft shell Tacos for me, with refried beans, plenty of cheese, tomatoes and sour cream. YUM. I love food days. After work is nap time!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The day started out nice, warm. Then it got cloudy, rainy, cool. I liked it better yesterday. Days like this make me want to lounge on the couch in and out of sleep. Funny, that's what I'm doing now that I'm home from work. I got paid today, now I can afford to mail a letter and get gas in the car this week! Nickel and dimed to the poor house. Feeling great otherwise, absolutely no complaints about the body, (still not liking the curly hair though.)

Monday, May 14, 2007

Wow! It is absolutely beautiful out today. Should be outside, but I'm on the couch catching a few Zzzs. Going over by Mom and Dads for dinner tonight after a quick nap, I'll enjoy the weather then.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Saturday night and I'm home on the couch reading. I had a busy day. Julie and I got all the DJ equipment checked out, ran a sound check, and discussed music to play at the reception. Hiro, Julie's son, is adorable! He just turned one last week. It was the first time I seen him. He was shy at first, but by the time I left, I had a new friend! I had my Coumadin prescription refilled, bought some CDs, and took a nap. I just finished reading Decipher by Stel Pavlou, a fictional book about Atlantis. It was very good. I'm starting to read The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson. It is a humorous biography about growing up in the 50s. So far I'm entertained by it. Tomorrow is Mother's Day, so I am going to hang out with Mom and Dad for the day, until my couch calls for me.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Friday is finally here. The week seemed to drag for me. At least today did. Could be that I didn't get much sleep last night, was up late trying to sleep and when I did, I woke up after a few hours and laid there until it was time to get moving for work. Took a nap after I got home and have been listening to music and reading. Tomorrow I get to run around, so I can lounge about tonight.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The weather is still nice, not as warm as it has been but still good and my bike still needs air in the tires and I'm still taking a nap after work. I'm firing up the dual CD/Mixer to test out for Djing. Plan on getting together with Julie this weekend to finalize plans for the wedding we're doing on the 26th. It'll be fun, not looking forward to lugging the equipment back and forth, but that's part of the process. Off to the couch to stare out the window until I fall asleep. . .

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

My intentions are good. I still need to get air in my bike tires. Tonight would be ideal for a bike ride. From my couch it looks great outside. I think I'll read.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Everything looks good, I don't have to return to the Oncologist until August. I will have CT and Pet scans at that time. At least I get some time off to enjoy the summer.
Busy day ahead of me. I have my follow up appointment with the Oncologist this morning. Mondays at that office are slow and crowded and long. I'm at work, prepared to start my day. prepared to nap too.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Somehow the weekend flew by.

Friday, May 04, 2007

I am worn out today, not much get up and go. Have been lounging on the couch since getting home from work, took an hour nap too. My Pro-Time is down to 1.7 so I have to get it checked again next week to see if it is a fluke or if I need to have the medicine increased to get back over 2.0. I have been eating more healthier and it may have effected the blood thinners. I have lost some weight, I actually can fit into most of my pants now. That's a good thing. I'm getting my body back into shape. I do miss eating anything and everything I wanted.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Found this on the web, thought it would be interesting to do.

1. Choose a band / artist and answer ONLY in titles of their songs: Nitzer Ebb
2. Are you male or female: Lightning Man
3. Describe yourself: Let Your Body Learn
4. How do some people feel about you: Hearts and Minds
5. How do you feel about yourself: Getting Closer
7. Describe where you want to be: Ascend
8. Describe how you live: Fun to be Had
9. Describe how you love: I Give to You
10. What would you ask for if you had just one wish: Control I’m Here
11. Share a few words of Wisdom: Join in the Chant
12. Now say goodbye: Kick it

now you know something about me, something about the music I like

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

I found out today that I'm going to have two new neighbors. One across the hall and one in the apartment downstairs from there. Hopefully they will be decent respectful people. Got my daily walk in. Stopped at Target and got laundry detergent, should have gotten gas since the price is going up again. Tomorrow I have to stop and get my Pro-Time checked again. I'm kind of getting used to NOT being jammed with needles. grumble grumble.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Today started the first day of the walking club at work. Judy and I walked the business park during break this morning. I am starting to increase my physical activity in order to gain strength and endurance. After the storm pushed through, the weather cleared up nicely for us to get out and walk. I really am on the way back to myself.