Monday, October 20, 2008

Round #5 of Chemo

For Round #4, I spent a lot of time talking to Ralph via the porcelain extension. I was trying find the right balance between being knocked-out by my anti-nausea medication and spending a lot of time doing the technicolor yawn. Clearly I didn't do a great job.

Part of the problem is that, for each new round of chemo, the side effects start sooner, hit harder, and last longer. (I can hardly wait for Round #8.)

The good news is my oncologist, Dr. G, has hooked me up with new anti-nausea medicine, so hopefully I will spend less time reviewing my meals than the last round.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Nerd-fest Closes

This morning, Kyle and I finished watching the final Star Wars movie: Star Wars III - Revenge of the Sith. In the previous weeks, we watched Star Wars II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Clone Wars (not the new movie, but the very cool animated series from 2003).

In general, Kyle wasn't as enthralled with the last two movies, but he really liked the cartoons. I think the political and dialog heavy portions of the Episodes I - III bored him a bit (as they did all of us).

In other Nerd Star Wars news, my circus buddy John was in town this weekend and he gave Kyle two new Lego Star Wars kits. So even though Nerd-fest is over, the Star Wars saga will still continue (in Kyle's room, in Lego form).

Monday, October 13, 2008

Clean colon

After my colonoscopy today, my surgeon, Dr. M, said everything looks good and that I'm healing nicely. Cool!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Isn't this how it started?

On Monday, 13 October 2008, I'm going into the hospital for yet another colonoscopy. Fun, fun, fun!

It's been almost three months since my surgery and Dr. M, wants to check out how everything is looking down there.

So, while downing your first cup of coffee at work, I'll be "swallowing" a camera. Enjoy your coffee.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Round #4 of Chemo

Round #4 of chemo started today. Only four more to go (unless I "win" four extra sessions).

Round #3 wasn't too bad, except that my anti-nausea medication made me sleep for three days. This time around I'll try a little less.

Also, my sensitivity to cold is getting worse. During my first treatment, I only got the "pin and needles" feeling in the back of my throat when I drank something cold and it only lasted three or four days. Now it's my throat, mouth, hands, and feet and it lasts almost two weeks.

Chemo is no fun.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sleep vs. The Phantom Menace

Sleep won, but it was a near thing.

We continued nerd-fest tonight by watching Star Wars I - The Phantom Menace. We started watching about an hour and a half before Kyle's bedtime, but I figured, "it's Saturday night and he can stay up a little late".

Kyle was all wide-eyed and full of questions at first and then he settled into just watching the movie after a few minutes. He perked-up for the pod race. (Future NASCAR junkie?)

Alas, when Queen Amidala went to the senate to plead her case, Kyle fell asheep.

I guess this means racing really is more exciting than politics. Duh!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Return of the Nerd-i

Well, you all knew this was coming - tonight we watched Star Wars VI - Return of the Jedi. Kyle didn't have too many questions, but the evil emperor scared him a little. Also the whole "saving Darth Vader even though he dies" took a little explaining.

So, now I have to go out and buy the "first" three movies (because I'm not a very good Star Wars nerd) so that we can continue "Nerd-fest".