I don’t post about cancer and chemo for a bunch of overlapping reasons, not least my discomfort with expressions of concern and support from truly dear and wonderful friends.
I am a graceless bastard, but I simply cannot bear the loaded way folks ask, “How are you doing?”; the uncertainty that’s still baked into truly excellent test results about which they are overjoyed to learn; the weirdness of not being sicker, especially compared to some of the other patients I’m now sort of semi-regularly dating; the well-meaning advice about everything from keto diets to turmeric to the evils of Big Pharma…
One prefers to shove all that nagging chaos to the back of a dark corner and talk about *other* things.
Still, I would like all of you to know how deeply and sincerely I appreciate your concern and support…and, very practically, your kind generosity in helping me defray the cost of this program of therapeutic nausea and fatigue. As mentioned, all test results are excellent – no signs of anything that makes doctors say, “Hmmm.” I still have my hair…but given the buzzed down layer of grey I wear, it wouldn’t have been especially noticeable anyway.
There are still a few bags left in the rack, but the end is almost in sight.
If you’d like one last shot at kicking in to make me feel reasonably awful for a little bit longer, this is it.
Massive hugs to all y’all. It’s fucking dusty in here.


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