Sad Songs Are Nature's Onions

"For the sickness, that be spreadin with the quickness Remedies, cousin I be doin on my enemies Penalty, then I drink forties to they memories" - "Release Yo' Delf" by Method Man

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Back in la casa m├ędica...

So I'm back in the hospital, undergoing Part B of my new chemo regimen. I should be back out sometime next week, just in time to not help my girlfriend and her small army of makeshift movers settle into our new apartment. I'll be helping in spirit though, I can assure you...

Things are going alright I suppose. I can expect my counts to drop pretty severely from this chemo, but that is nothing new to me. Hopefully I'll recover from it quickly so that we can get moving on the bone marrow transplant.

A quick bit of selfish griping before I get back to my deluxe suite: How does Capital Health have the gall to call today's lunch chicken salad? I'm sorry, but a few bits of mystery chicken meat drenched in mayonaisse-type product does not a salad make, says I. It's enough to make one beg for the chicken crock pot...

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Gimme that sweet. sweet marrow...

So the word is in: Brendan, my fraternal twin and only sibling, is a match. Meaning that sometime in the near future, I'm going to be stealing his bone marrow for my own selfish purposes. Exciting stuff. I'm seeing my doctor(s) tomorrow, so hopefully they will have some sort of gameplan in place, and when I find out the plan, I'll let the Internet know.

A 1 in 4 chance. I should start playing the fucking lottery.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Vomities, Fluids, and Well Wishes From Famous People

A quick update on my situation:

Since I've escaped from 8A, I have been going into the Medical Day unit for various treatments. I've had some good days (I'm eating well, hydrated, feeling relatively okay), and some bad days (dehydrated, nauseous, headachey, physically drained), which is pretty standard for the course. The last few days I've been feeling good, getting as much fluids and food into me as possible. Hopefelly this week I'll learn a bit more about my bone marrow transplant. Here's to hoping my brother is a match.

Also, I have a big thank you to go out to a Mr. Rob Currie. Rob is a Dal law prof who also has played with the popular Maritime folk outfut The Cornerboys. He is also a frequent customer at the coffee shop my girlfriend is working at. Somehow, Mr. Currie was able pull some strings and asked a couple of members of The Pogues, James Fearnley, and Jem Finer, to send a sick fan some well-wishes, which I received this weekend. This was a great surprise birthday present (it was yesterday, I'm 27), and I appreciate Rob for going to the trouble of doing this for someone he hasn't even met before. Thanks also to James and Jem for their messages - you both have instantly gave me like TONS of scene cred points for those. See if you can convince the reformed Pogues to play Halifax in the future.