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Monday, November 5, 2007

Chemo's back

It feels as if I'm at the top of a coaster's main drop. The chemo's back and I'm ready for the fall.

The chemo pump is back tethered to my body but that's OK. I'm feeling good for the moment and a weekend of freedom helped get me to this place.

On an up tick, though, I have only seven radiation treatments left. Then it'll be up to the chemo to continue the fight.

So the coaster ride continues, with its solid ups and its harsh downs. I hope they don't get as bad as last weekend. Dr. Z said today he was close to hospitalizing me (has asked that I not use a direct quote) but relied on my opinion -- or maybe my fear -- to let him know whether I needed to be there or home. Another day he might have made a different decision; I'm glad he didn't this time.

(Speaking of Dr. Z, I just saw a new TV commercial for the iPhone. It's the one where a New York dancer blogs with her cell phone and posts photos as the dancers perform. Hello, I was doing that months before the iPhone was released with my trusty Motorola. But I still find the iPhone very cool for other reasons, most of them visual. So I'm glad Apple and AT&T have caught up to Motorola and T-Mobile. Now we're all on par.)


Sara C. said...

Glad to hear you got a little rest this weekend. Hang in there Keith!

Beth said...

Glad you had a restful weekend. Want you to know we're thinking about you in the newsroom -- even over in biz. Hope you're feeling better. Beth K.

Anonymous said...

Hey Keith,

Keep your spirits up....sounds like you are almost there. My dad had his j-tube placed today and will be starting his treatments next week. Thinking and praying for you both.....


Anonymous said...

I am just checking in with you and want to let you know we are thinking of you! Man, it has to be tough to have gone through what you have gone through and know you are going to get to go through it AGAIN -- whoa!Hang-in there and keep fighting the good fight.We are pulling for you here!
Joanna (and Michael, who is in Egypt...)

P.S. Say "hey" to Cass for me, and I hope she is feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Hey there, Keith. Everyone in Breaking News wants to know when we can stop by and give you Chinese food. We talk about it all the time. We miss you!