Me, I, myself

Here we go again

Today was the trip to the oncologist to see if Dad's remained cancer-free.

No such luck.

So we have another 6 months of chemotherapy to look forward to.
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And so we will travel...

So it looks like I will be heading to Buffalo this year after all (Oct 22 - 26). I have been ecstatic since I started arranging it.

Deity have I needed to get away.
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Baa baa Meme Sheep, Have you any Words?

Reply to this meme by yelling "Words!" and I will give you five words that remind me of you. Then post them in your LJ and explain what they mean to you.

Snagged from ravensdaughter who gave me:

1) Webcomics
My morning routine. Slowly, over the last 10 years, I've collected about 30 webcomics that I like to read. I'd be willing to put together a full list on request, but the short list would be PvP, Dominic Deegan, Something Positive, STRIPTEASE, Least I Could Do, Neo-Monster Island, Sluggy Freelance, and Penny Arcade

2) Psychology
My livelihood. For some people, it seems to be an odd fit, but I like to listen more than talk in truth. I've found that I really enjoy the niche that I focus on and I hope to make a full career out of it.

3) Gaming
Dear Deity... I've been gaming since... 1982. D&D for the most part until college, then I switched to the Storyteller games, through which I met a number of my good friends. I really miss my old Gaming group, but I know I can't have the good old days back.

4) Looney Labs
One of my favorite gaming companies with some of the friendliest employees I've met. I love their games and enjoy demoing them at conventions. I'm hoping to go with them to Origins and help out at some point, but every year it just seems to fall through.

5) Werewolf: the Apocalypse

*laughs* My gaming outlet for my love of powerhouse gaming. It's also the first Storyteller game I ever played and it will always have a special place on my shelf.
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Apologies

Sorry that I haven't updated this. Just haven't been in the mood, and people know how moody I can be.

So, my Dad had his surgery a while back and his recovery's been... slow. He can barely eat, so he has to graze all day to get his strength up. But overall, he's been doing ok.

Today he starts chemotherapy again. I got him settled into Hope Lodge NYC (American Cancer Society's free lodging for cancer patients getting treatment in NYC) last night. It seems like a nice place and I hope he and my Mom take advantage of the things they have there when Dad's not at the doctor's office.

*crossing his fingers*
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Might as well update...

My Dad's been doing great since he recovered from everything. And Monday he returns to the hospital to have surgery to remove the tumor.

And to go in a radically different direction now, I saw the new Star Trek today. I can see why some fans don't like it, but I did. I'll have to check on some inconsistencies and see if the Enterprise show established them.
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Today is Day 9...

They say that no news is good news. Whoever "They" are, I'm gonna smack 'em upside the head. Good news is good news, even if it's only relative to what the bad news could be.

Three tests down. My father's cancer is small enough, just on the surface, and anything they might not have seen will be dealt with with the treatment. So now it's setting up for radiation and chemotherapy.

Nervous breakdown on hold. News at five minutes after pi.
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Today is Day 1...

...of a journey I do not wish to be on, whose end I cannot see, but I pray will end as well as it can.

My father's tumor is malignant. He will need testing, then radiation and chemotherapy, then surgery, then more chemotherapy.

But the two doctors we saw today I have confidence in. They spelled out what will happen. They did not sugar coat anything, yet they did not tell us what might or might not be. Just where we are and where we'll be going in the near future.

Now I think I'm going to have a nervous breakdown. News at 11.

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