33 thoughts on “Party

    • I know it is; it has been the last three times; but this time … maybe t was the uplifting conversations we had while receiving chemo, maybe it was the injection of white blood cells … I know it won’t last, I’ll come crashing BUT it’s good to feel it for a few hours wherever it came from πŸ™‚ ps I hope your sister is okay now πŸ™‚

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  1. Do you get given steroids with your chemo? I did. I never felt “pumped” (as I remember it) but I used to crash badly about half way through day 3 after chemo. But actually it changed as I went along. How many rounds of chemo do you have to go through? I hope it’s all going smoothly. I’m 18 months on now. Definitely not forgotten.


    • Good on you, Worms; you’re out on the other side; and thanks for your wishes; was I given steroids? I don’t know; the chemo is ongoing, but only once every three weeks; doc tells me he is pleased with my progress —

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      • thanks Worms: i actually look forward to the ‘visits’ ; you get treatment, have scintillating conversations with other cancer patients ; and maybe that’s the factor that really lifts me —

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      • Do you really? That’s lovely! When I was having chemo, it was COVID. I don’t know if the chairs were further apart than usual but it wasn’t really conversation friendly. And we were all wearing masks which made it harder. I used to take my laptop in and do some writing. I liked that time at the hospital too. Even although there wasn’t a lot of chatter, it still felt like a community. Even although some of the side effects were awful, I was almost sad when my last session finished. I’m really glad you can chat. Knowing others who are going through the same thing is so beneficial, I think.

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      • ooops I misread your comment; yes I do look forward to treatment day; I was like the nine days I spent in rehab after my heart op in 2014; I loved that little community; I did not want to go home πŸ™‚

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  2. John, I think it’s a first for me to read every word of everyone’s comments. I’m new to our distant, word-welded friendship, and didn’t realize that you are dealing with cancer and undergoing chemo. If I was on the other side of the planet I’d find my way to you with a cooler full of beer (or whatever) and do my best to create or accommodate that party. I wish you all the best!!

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    • πŸ™‚ haha ; a cooler full of beer would help the chemo go down πŸ™‚ well, perhaps a stubbie or two; I do join my mates of Fridays at the pub and my son-in-laws place on Saturday nights for a barbie and a bottle of red … those are things you don’t let go πŸ™‚ thanks for the generous thoughts, Chris πŸ™‚

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  3. It’s amazing how our definition of party changes during difficult times. I’m happy you are finding ways to chronicle and process this stressful time. Sending you healing hugs from California πŸ™‚

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