Monday, July 20, 2009

Been a long time

I don't know why I stopped blogging here. I think it has something to do with the fact that Rebecca tends to be much more 'glass-half-full' and I tend to be 'glass-half-empty'. With her telling you all how great things are going I don't want to be the Eeyore or Marvin (pick your literary reference) bringing everyone down. Over the last couple of months things have been going well; as the test results show, the chemo seems to be working really well. If it wasn't for the fact that she's on chemo and has cancer... everything would be great :-)

Meanwhile, we have been having lots of fun!

With the help of Rebecca's aunt Jan we have created a beautiful front garden where there was a scrub patch for the last 15 years. Our veggie garden is putting out huge quantities of awesome tasting food. The chickens are just fun to have around and now we got our first egg. Yesterday Rebecca extracted enough honey from our bee hive to last us a year and I spent the day building a bicycle driven spit that will be used next weekend to cook a whole pig at a friend’s party (pictures to follow). (The theme of the party is “Ride the 21 speed pig”). Rebecca and I are having lots of fun doing this stuff together!

If only I could let go of the nagging worry in the back of my mind; life would be pretty much perfect.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

gooder news

Hey everybody. My tumor marker is down to 55! You can check previous posts to compare notes. 39 is normal and means that my cancer is not growing any more. It does not reflect how much I have in me, though I think it is definitely weaker. I am also suddenly putting on the poundage. That is, I gained 5lbs in two weeks eating the same way I was when I was not gaining weight. So… I am now needing to get pants AGAIN, but for a different reason. All the skinny pants I got, don’t fit. I will put them away for a rainy day, but meanwhile, I am feeling good, eating good, gardening, biking a very little bit and generally doing the ‘life’ thing. The weight gain and the tumor marker drop are all good news. I am also going to get fewer steroids with my chemo starting next week. Yippie. I am however getting more sensitive to the Benadryl and it is knocking me out for 6 hours at this point. I do like sleeping, so it is not the end of the world, it just throws my sleep schedule off a bit mid week.
Love love and talk to you soon….