Friday, January 23, 2015
Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today: 1.25 miles; Running Total: 156.36 miles)
Day 196 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.
Today marks the real end of chemotherapy. Each cycle is three weeks long, and the administration of the drugs is just the beginning of the chemo cycle. Three weeks ago today I received my last dose of FAC, and today is the last day of the last cycle of chemotherapy.
(*HUGE sigh of relief*)
Today is also nearly the end of the second one hundred days of good karma.
Almost two hundred days of blog posts. Wow. Just… wow.
I was spotty about updating my blog before. I’d only do it when the mood struck me. And I’m pretty sure only five people read it. And only if I sent them the link, then hounded them with emails and texts and phone calls (did you read it yet? did you? go read it. Please? GO READ IT NOW.).
And now I have subscribers.
I mean, what…? People, like, follow me?
Seriously y’all? That’s fucking crazy. CUH-RAZY.
Because who the hell am I to have actual real live readers that didn’t a) give birth to me and b) have to be bribed with money or sexual favors?
(I’m kidding about the sexual favors, Mom. I swear. Fuck. Is that the phone ringing? IT WAS A JOKE! *sigh*)
So it kind of goes without saying that I’m going to continue with a third 100 days of good karma.
It isn’t just that I feel like I owe it to readers, although there’s that.
Mostly it’s because I don’t feel that my story is ‘finished’. Honestly, I’m not sure where I will consider my story complete. Does it need to go all the way through reconstruction? I don’t know.
Another one hundred days will take me through surgery and radiation. For now, that’s good enough.
Also, having a goal of one hundred more blog posts keeps me sane even on the craziest days.
Since surgery is right around the corner (*eek* five days!) there will be a period of time where I’ll have guest writers fill in for me. I’ll probably be worthless for a week or so after surgery. My friend Tina (from Smashed Picket Fences) has kindly volunteered to do some blog posts from her perspective while she takes care of me after surgery, and one of my favorite bloggers, Tammy Strobel from Rowdy Kittens, has written a beautiful blog post remembering what it was like to care for her step dad when he was sick (get a hanky ready for that one).
Today’s silver lining: I am forever grateful to every one of you.
Thank you for following my journey.
Thank you for your words of support and encouragement.
Thank you for giving a shit. It’s still amazing to me that you do.
What’s your silver lining today? I love comments!
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