Thursday, September 19, 2013

September 19, 2013

He's back, and back on the juice. Day 4 of chemo round numero 7. Feeling the effects of course, and not particularly enjoying such - nevertheless we power on. The counts didn't bounce back as strongly as I thought they might following an extra week off, but apparently it was still good enough to start treatment. And so, here we are, cheeming out again.

How did my last off week end up? After learning I'd be receiving that second week off I set out to play just about as much golf as possible, raking in 99 holes for the week (or 8 days, Sunday-Sunday). The weather is perfect for it and I was full of energy so I simply did what had to be done. Felt right.

Things that are not making this any easier: 1) The New York Giants. What a farcical showing it has been thus far. 2) Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Can't have them during chemo weeks due to high acidity...but they're so good. Judge away. 3) This weather. Unbelievably nice week and of course I'm stuck inside feeling like, well, a chemo patient. Cruel and unusual punishment, indeed.

Things to look forward to: 1) The next off-week(s). Always. 2) The New York Rangers. Sorta...this one could get ugly fast. 3) Today starts the TOUR Championship...a little golf to watch and nod off to certainly helps during chemo weeks.

Almost time to get those Halloween decorations out. Great time of the year. Enjoy everybody.


  1. Stay strong, friend. I'm sure there's a round of golf and a pumpkin spiced latte just a short while away.

    The Fo's

  2. Back to school for me and busy, busy, busy!! New York teams are very disappointing this year
    Let's hope the Rangers can make us smile! Michael was at the game yesterday to see the tribute to Mo. Quite special. This will be my last year teaching. After 35 years, it's time. You hang in there. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Mrs. V

  3. Keep fighting the more damn heart than the Giants, will ya? By the way, I'm worried the person I sold those season tickets to will sue me for breach of contract.
    I'm sure the grueling path of repeatedly making yourself sick is hard to face BUT, so far so good. And that's a hell of a lot better than the alternative. And then there's always the anticipation of who the Giants will pick with the number one pick in next April's draft!! Grrrr.....that game yesterday was about the worst performance and effort I've seen in a long,long time (Allie Sherman anyone? myself...Ray Handley?)
    Anyway, glad to hear you are, if nothing else, persistent with your battle....and that's the only way to win it!!!! Ask Harry Carson how many battles he "mailed in".
    We're pulling for you, praying for you, and love you.

  4. The Giants are killing me right now....couldn't have said it any better.

    On a positive note, you can reclaim your Thursday/Sunday/Monday timeslot for GMen football and continue working on your golf game...upside?