Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Finally----A Posting

After receiving a raft of good natured jabs for not keeping my blog up to date, here is the latest, although it isn't much.

I'm still on maintenance--velcade and steroids once a week. I won't get any reports on my blood until March 3rd (after the blood draw next Monday, Feb. 25th). I have this week off and am enjoying it immensely. The chemo regime this fall--velcade, revlimid and steroids, was so rough that velcade once a week feels like no chemo at all, to me. Until the fourth week of the cycle when I get off all drugs, and then I realize how my reality has changed. Anyway, I'm doing OK, because I am so fortunate to be able to handle these drugs without a whole lot of debilitating side effects.

I'm continuing to enjoy life, choosing to do those things that give me joy, and spending time with many friends. Can't complain about anything.

This year is leap year. I'm sure that has some significance in some calendar or astrological chart, but I have no idea what it means. Maybe one of you will enlighten me.

I'll have more to report in early March. Until then, enjoy your life.

1 comment:

Big Frank Dickinson said...

Thanks for the update and the posting. Enjoy the break. As for the leap year and the 29th, the extra day of the leap year helps correct the 11 minutes of excess that each year carries. The day carries no specific significance, although in Irish folk tales women could ask men to marry on this day. Catholics place the feast of St. Matthias on the leap day. Remember Matthias – he was the apostle supposedly chosen by lots to replace Judas. He then went forth to preach to the cannibals – tough crowd. He is also credited with his own Gospel (sadly now lost). Although this quotation has come down to us from The Gospel of Matthias: "we must combat our flesh, set no value upon it, and concede to it nothing that can flatter it, but rather increase the growth of our soul by faith and knowledge".