You’d think that being locked in a blood cancer unit in a hospital for a month would allow you some free time, but you’d be wrong. You’d be wrong because you don’t have blood cancer and don’t know what that’s fucking like, so take a minute to enjoy that, you ungrateful swine!
I haven’t had a moment’s peace or quiet since I was admitted on Thursday (1/22/15) morning. And I’m not talking about the regular hospital procedurals, exams, or administrations; I’m talking about the constant barrage of concerns, well wishes, vibes, prayers, tears, supports, offerings, emotional diarrheas and selfless displays of kindness, friendship and love that have been erupting from my cell phone, Facebook page and email. I feel like the director of a high-octane national press organization who needs several assistants and/or a daily allotment of amphetamines just to keep up with his ever erect inbox. I need help, I need to hire a secretary….
:checks finances, sees skyrocketing medical bills:
… On second thought, I’m just going to start a free-ass blog on WordPress where I can give my legions of fans what they want: Constant, nagging UPDATES. So please focus your attention here if you have any general questions about what’s going on with me, my treatment, my thoughts, my mood, my bitchings, my stool consistency, my daily urine volume, what organ chemo drug X is going to demolish that day, how many hairs I lost (and from what weird part of my body) and SO MUCH MORE. From here on out, please check this blog before you blow up my phone with questions that might be answered here and leave the texts/Facebook messages/emails to more important communications. I love keeping in touch with you all, and I’ve been so happy to hear from all of you, but repeating myself 40 times a day would be hard enough without leukemia and chemo. Please don’t stop messaging me, but please be aware that I don’t want to focus 100% of my daily attention on the fact that I have cancer. I strongly encourage you to ask questions in the comments section of these blog posts if you want to know more, it will be much easier to keep the conversations focused and organized here. Remember that I’m more than a leukemia patient… I’m also an asshole, and we can talk about that all day long!
But in all sincerity, the amount of support from the amount of people I have received has humbled me – and you know that shit doesn’t happen easily! Thank you all so much for showing me how much you care; you’ve helped me tremendously already and we’ve only just begun. My positive attitude is a reflection of your support. The next few weeks or months or years are going to be quite the ride. I invite you to join me in trying to find as much to enjoy as possible. This blog will be a resource for all of us: a source of information and entertainment for you, and a mental health suppository for me. So sit down, strap in and laugh along with me, please!
*Depending upon how the chemo affects my brain, that may be the last note of true sincerity in this blog, so get ready for snark. It’s called CANCER TROLLING, after all!
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