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Saturday, April 18, 2009


That was the opening statement during my first meeting with the oncologist.


So, chemo-therapy begins this coming 28th. Mu;tiple pills everyday and IV treatment every 2 weeks.. Many side-effects, including an advertion to cold. Cold temps. Cold drink. Cold food.

There will be 12 treatments over 24 weeks.. Nausea loss of appitite, etc. are also part of what I can expect.

Internet searches say I have an 83% chance of recovery. The doctor says maybe 60%, if lucky, but probably closer to 50%.

Boy, thats encouraging.

Looks like I have a lot to look forward to over the next 6 months. Yippee!?

On a sidebar, the incision is healing nicely but I have contracted a yeast infection in that area. Hopefully the powder I've been given will do the job. I didn't know guys could get a yeast infection, LOL.

Social Security still continues to deny my disability claim. That fight continues.

So, the odds are that I will get to see this Christmas but I shouldn't really make any long term plans beyond that.


Please bear with me as I relate whats happening. I know it will be boring to some and upsetting to others but I am going to try and keep it real.

I am still working on my review of television and should have that posted tomorrow or Monday.

Any assistance you can provide is greatly appreciated.

"Let's all be careful out there!"


Later today I will write an update about what is going on with my health issues. Some good news, some not so. Oh, well. Life marches on.

I am also working on a critique of the current state of television, and some shows in particular. Hope you can come back by and leave a comment as to whether you agree with me, or not.

Love to all and a big MAHALO for your generous donations.

"Let's all be careful out there!"