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Monday, November 19, 2007

I'm free, I'm free...

Yes, I know, more lyrics. Courtesy of The Who's Tommy.

"I'm free, I'm free,
"And freedom tastes of reality ..."

I say I'm free because my tethered chemo pump is no more.

It feels good to be about a pound or two lighter and no longer have that tube plugged into my chest.

While at the doc's office, they pulled more blood and my numbers are improving; my white count actually was in the normal range, though others were in the low zone. But by next week I'm anticipating good things. I hope I can put on weight (I'm down to 193) and get healthy going into the surgery in about three weeks, give or take a few days.

That's the goal of this "cooling off" period -- getting healthy after six weeks of self-inflicted poisons being added to my body.

Didn't get to see Dr. Z today, but I guess that's a good thing in that it means he didn't need to see me about anything bad. I must say I enjoyed our weekly visits; he's really a good guy and a very caring doctor. I miss our barbs about the benefits of either the Intel-based PCs or the now-Intel-based Macs.

But I'm glad the lack of a conversation means I'm healing.

"I'm free."


John Cutter said...

Great benchmark to pass, the removal of the tube. If you were here, we'd help keep that weight on with the post-halloween candy mixing with the pre-thanksgiving goodies. John (PS: You'll be glad to know my 8-year-old wishes she had a PC, to play more games! This Mac-user can't get over the betrayal...JC)

Keith W. Kohn said...


As always, thanks for the kind comment and good humor.

All the candy and Thanksgiving eats sound good. Gimme a week and I might be able to partake in a limited sampling.

Go PCs. Once folks learn the truth the Apple 10 percent market share is bound to dwindle to just hard-core fans. Go Betamax, um, Macintosh.


Jamie said...

Congrats on your freedom! I'm sure that must be a great feeling. You're really on your way, Mr. Kohn!

Keith W. Kohn said...

Thanks, Jamie,

Already I'm beginning to feel better. Not sure if it is psychological or for real. But who cares?