I have a lot to be happy about this holiday season:
I saw the doctor on Monday and will have a CT scan in a few weeks. If it’s clear, I’ll officially be “in remission.”
I am a month out of chemo and starting to grow my hair back. It’s coming in slowly and as gray as before.
I have weaned myself off the sleeping pills and am getting decent zzzzz about every other night.
I get to spend time with my loved ones, who accept me unconditionally.
The most positive experience of 2008 was the outpouring of love and prayers I received from family, friends and strangers. This blog has been a big part of that, so I’ve decided to keep it going but to change the focus from lymphoma to life.
The most draining experience of 2008 wasn’t cancer; it was not having meaningful and consistent work. Being among the millions of Americans who are un-or-under employed has been more emotionally draining than facing my own mortality.
Staying alive means earning a living and for me that means writing; at least until I get old enough to be a Wal-Mart greeter. Hopefully I can write myself out of this predicament in 2009.
Merry Christmas and a Solvent New Year!