Well well just finished watching Kingdom of Heaven with Orlando Bloom, ironic thing is he plays a blacksmith in this one as well, (The Pirates Trilogy was the first) it seems pirates make for better blockbusters than the crusades, go figure. Well Im penning or typing this entry on my ipad with prob my fav piece of low cost tech that Ive purchased in awhile and I wouldn’t have if the fine folks at logitech hand sent me a 50% of anything coupon. This thing is good but not that good, its a bluetooth keyboard that pairs with just about anything but is designed to work with ipads/ iphones and the case/ cover for it folds into a stand for the ipad. Ill attach a pic if I can figure it out but hey Im a tech savy child of the well lets just say Im tech savy. I suppose youre saying hey Mike “Why do you need a keyboard with an iPad just bring a laptop.” I guess its how you look at it, it affords me the luxury of a keyboard when I want one. And the 2 items together weigh less than a laptop even with my super duper heavy duty ipad case or maybe its even but that otterbox case makes my ipad bulletproof.
Well on this visit Im staying at the center. Its a nice room well appointed, has a fridge med size, microwave, space heater, sleep number bed, a nice tv/ entertainment system has movies and other stuff its pretty cool, desk chest of drawers, bathroom is very hospital like, table for 2 a nice little recliner. Theres a common room and a tv room, laundry, pantry with free coffee n tea a toaster oven and bigger fridge. The coffee isnt bad but Im still in the baby phase of coffee I need it brownish not black but hey its like anything baby steps. The only shortcoming with the room is there is a shortage of unused outlets for cellphones or the crap we all need to charge and if you use the space heater there is 1 outlet in the room. So next time I bring a solution to this small problem but for tonight Mr Tech Savy will find a solution.
Ok well as to the treatments so far the side effects are in full effect, they call it a rash. I call it acne, my chest and shoulders and to a lesser degree my face are a glow with whiteheads, not complaining and I assure you if this stuff does the trick Ill take it. As for the rest of me well my back is still giving me fits, so Ill be seeing a back Dr for it, and Ive given myself a hernia that will need taking care of but for now I can deal. Both of these I think were brought on by coughing or slightly overdoing it while in a weakened state (poor muscle tone, weak etc) But once the cancer is in check we take care of this other stuff one at a time. From what I understand a hernia is a outpatient and depending on my back who knows but Ive been down that road before. Im getting my hair back, facial hair as well but not yet enough to sport anything worth grooming and my head is broke out as well from the rash so I can shave it but the hair on my head is coming back but not full as with all of this time will afford me that. Ah teeth well after talking to the guy that I was going to have make my dentures here in Vegas he did his due diligence and contacted my ENT here in Vegas and Dr Nasri told him that it would be best for me to go back to UCLA to get treated and let them do it because well they’ve dealt with case like mine more than anyone her in Vegas has, I applaud him for that at least he didnt bullshit me and screw up my mouth. The problem is with giving me dentures is theres no anchor points, because of the different bone in my jaw from the graft and the full dose of radiation that my head and neck has already had I cant have implants and theres not much on the good side from which to anchor. So dentures are on a temporary holding pattern.
Hmmmm well other than that Im great, folks at work are seeing a change in me, spirits up, energy up. I feel better and stronger every day, but with the back and hernia slowing me down the rehab will take longer. I feel better, stronger and with less excuse to not do things. Like clean up my garage and paint my house.
A year has passed a year and 3 days to be exact, since my surgery. Its hard to believe time flies, so much has changed, I think Ive aged 5 years, my kids have matured greatly really rose to the occasion, and my relationship with Jennifer has been tested but never faltered and for that I give her all the credit. That old saying behind ever great man…. well its true and fellas don’t think that for one minute Im exaggerating, the love and care of a good (great in my case) woman will drive you to do crazy stupid things, sustain you when all else is exhausted and remind you of just how smart or dumb you are, strong or weak you are and drive you a little crazy (I Love you Jenny).
I am lucky, blessed and well I think lucky and blessed are enough.
I think Ive blathered on long enough, pardon any glaring grammatical errors and give it up to the late hour.
Be well everyone, take care. And if I can get the pic attached it will be kinda cool too but the keyboard is what allowed me to write for so long, (not sure who benefits from that)
Again Be Well everyone