Monday, October 14, 2013

I'm Baaacckk

I stopped numbering the posts. I'm posting so infrequently that it seems silly to keep track.

This post is to serve three purposes. First, since this has become my cancer blog, it's an update on the status of my cancer. Second, it's to actually remind people that yes, I occasionally post here. And third, and most importantly, it's to tell people where I am active since I'm so rarely using this blog.

So first things first... last time I posted I was almost done with chemo and feeling frustrated and tired. Good news is, I'm done with chemo, much less frustrated and tired. I still have a little pain and discomfort that's probably gonna be a lifelong companion at this point, but I was able to do two long days at Disneyland with my daughter in August, walking around in the hot sun and going on rides, and I've been walking/jogging two-three times a week to try and lose some of the weight that came back (last time I measured I was 184, which is about 35 lbs. heavier than I was at the height of my cancer). And the tests after chemo showed no residual cancer in my body.

Flash forward to a couple weeks ago, my first 3-month follow-up CT scan, and they found a little nodule on my lung. Too small to biopsy, so we did a PET scan. Turns out, it's cancer. Again. Small, much earlier than we caught it last time, but cancer. So starting in November, I get another port put in and we're doing three cycles of chemo to try and put it back into remission. With any luck I'll be cancer-free again by Christmas.

I'm hoping and expecting that since I'm not in any pain or showing any symptoms, that this will be a relatively much easier time with chemo. I expect my Mondays and Tuesdays will again be lost to sleep and fatigue on chemo weeks, but otherwise hope to keep up my normal routine.

That'll probably be the only post I make here for a while, not because I don't want to keep up with the blog but because I'm really bad at it. In the meantime, here's where you can find me.

Facebook - Unless I think you're spam, I almost always accept friend requests, and my updates are public so people can follow me. Be warned that it's mostly me posting about comics, politics (if you're not liberal-leaning it'll probably make you angry), TV and whatever random links/images I find. This is where I post most frequently, always daily and usually several times a day. I also have a Twitter feed, but I update it about as frequently as this blog.

Roguecast - I do a weekly podcast for my store, Rogues Gallery Comics & Games, that focuses on comics, games, TV and movies.

TV Dudes - Me and three friends podcast about a variety of TV topics on a weekly basis.

Loose Canon - Me and three friends podcast about comic books on a weekly basis.

I think that's it, as far as regular stuff goes.