Sunday, July 15, 2012
I complete the third dose of my first cycle of chemo on Monday. I also need to decide on how to proceed: more chemo and radiation, or different chemo. I'm going to make the decision that makes the most sense to me, because I can't keep changing tack on this. It's driving me nuts. I am the kind of person that prefers to make a decision when given a fork in the road, and then completely emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually commit to it and see it through.
I got today's Timehop. It's pretty good. It tells me that I was stuck on Deathproof at the time. If you Tweet or Facebook, you might want to check out Timehop. It's another fun way to waste time with social tools. Once you hook it up to your accounts, it sends you an email everyday telling you what you posted the same day, one year ago. It's a little time capsule. They also just started offering the ability to timehop your texts, if you're into that level of minutia. I also mentioned Thundarr the Barbarian. Perhaps my surgeons will use a sunsword when performing the Whipple on me. That would be awesome.
Speaking of the Whipple, here's a pretty good description of the procedure from surgeon William Hawkins from Washington University. Boy, does this sound like a doozy.
I'm obligated to think that since I'm young and in good shape that I'm going to bounce back fast and get on with my life. It's a little mind-boggling to think that there's the whole chemo (and potentially radiation) track I need to do first to even get to surgery. It's going to be quite an adventure.