Checking in for 2024-01-16:
Had some good news on the blood front. I didn't need to get my Epoetin alfa (nee: Procrit) shot today because my blood was better. I had a good hemoglobin score and the red blood cells are starting to come back naturally.
As I left the Cancer Center at Beaumont a gentleman was arriving for his first treatment. He asked if I'd take his photo in front of the sign. I obliged. He said "I'm going to kick cancer's ass". I wished him good luck and headed to my car. As I went up the stairs I realized that was something that I still wanted. I may not ever be cancer free but I still want to kick cancer's ass. That little interaction reminded me of why I was there: to kick cancer's ass. I've been feeling a little down this year because I feel like cancer is creeping up ever so slightly and taking what it can get, but like I said before: "cancer takes what I give it". And dammit, I'm not going to go quietly. I like too much loud music to go quietly.
However when I got home I was pretty tired. After lunch I took a nap. Pixel is cold in the house because she sidled right next to me and started gathering all of my warmth. I was happy to give it for as long as I could (my leg started twitching so I needed to get up).
I didn't get much accomplished today because of the cut-up schedule but at least I connected with my deeper "why". I'll take that as a win.
More as I know it.