Wednesday, January 22, 2014

January 22, 2014

We are moving along. No literally, I'm moving around decently okay by myself. Can walk to the bathroom and back, get my shuffle on to the kitchen, even make my way up the stairs to bed in a slow and steady manner. Progress!

We're about halfway through the radiation schedule I believe. Haven't bumped the pain meds up, just ratcheted them down, actually. Anti-inflammatories remain constant. Days are quite monotonous. Wake up, drive down to Sloan, get the cocktail of meds running through the veins, grab some rays, drive on home. Repeat. Tons of chair life and not too much great entertainment on the TV to bail us out.

Maybe I'll get into some bootleg movies? I dunno. I heard American Hustle and Wolf of Wall Street were worth seeing...maybe I'll try to make those moves. Although perhaps this should serve as a note to self that if there's simply nothing better to I should maybe try writing some stuff. Weird grounds there though, for me. Despite you sitting there actually reading this blog, I still find it difficult to believe anyone wants to read my malarkey. Yet here I am, and there you ha. I'll try to make your time spent worth it.

To be honest, it's rather tough to do much with the pain meds. Scrambled eggs upstairs when they're onboard. Trust me, I don't hate it when it takes the pains of moving around/laying down away, but the Pink Floyd-like gibberish that I'd be spitting on the blog if I wrote under the influence would probably throw the blog world for a loop. We'll see what I come up with.

Until these new developments...farewell all. Keep on keepin' on folks...and stay warm ahhhhhhh ermagherd polar vortex part two it's all over! Relax and bundle up. Wear a blanket around...take it from your boy. It's magic.


  1. Don't you know that those of us who read your "Malarkey" love you very much???? None of us know what it must be like but this we do know..writing about it is good therapy and helps in its own way. As for the cold it stings the nose and bites the toes and yes blankets for everyone!
    Hang in there my brave boy! Always my love and prayers. Mrs. V

  2. Solid stuff as malarkey goes.

    Aspire to "comfortably numb" state but avoid all that Waters' hate.
    Get comfie....stay comfie....and avoid soaps, Housewives, Kardashians and any show with a gavel.
    Mail-order (as a verb) crap that simply "looks" like fun.
    Lay odds on how many days Carmelo remains is a Knick (over/under).
    Screw with the thermostat and crank it up and down then complain about it being too cold or hot.
    Call random people and say you're doing a survey.

    There's lots to do when you're bored!! :-)

    - Lots of love.....Doc et al.

  3. Nick, look forward to your " Mularkey ", you always manage to put a smile or two on the face of a Bugeya, not an easy task !!!! Your writing, even under the influence, is superior to 90% of the worlds population !!! As for the lack in quality tv, I always go for a housewives show, or a Honey Boo-Boo, pure entertainment !!!! Take care & stay warm !!!! All the Bugeyas thinking of you.

  4. Keep the "malarkey" coming! As for TV, I recently discovered MeTV (Memorable entertainment TV); it has many shows from when I was a kid. Those shows still make me laugh - and my Christopher loves some of the shows too! And keep writing when you can - we love you!
    Mrs. E

  5. You don't know me, but I read your blog and pray for you. A family friend shared your blog who went through your fight. I can only imagine what you are going through, honestly have no clue but know it must be hell. Just know that you are being prayed for and your blog brings smiles and updates to people pulling for you.