Feeling good for 2 days in a row. Doc was right. 15mg of steroid in the morning, then 10 mg of steroid at 2ish and I feel like a new man. Can almost make me forget I am dying…. wait, nothing is going to make me forget that. Can almost make me feel like I am not dying, there that is how it is. Really wish there was a way to keep this feeling forever, but reality sets in my mind and I know this is just temporary.
I got 12-18 months to live by my best figuring. 6 months or so of Dr Alkhateeb playing Frankenstein with me (OK, I couldn’t come up with another monster created by a doctor). Then 6 to 12 months (if I am lucky) to live out the rest of my life. It sucks, but it is my reality.
In the mean time, I am getting in touch with local friends, doing lunches, getting addresses for my party invitations, just sitting and chatting. I may not have a lot of local friends, but the ones I got are way cool peoples.
Lunch with Drew is tomorrow. Lunch with Jon is Monday. I hope to schedule a few more lunches in the next couple weeks.
I tell you what, its as easy to lose contact with local friends as it is to lose contact with far away friends. Maybe even easier. You begin to take local friends for granted, “they’ll always be here.” It’s a shame. I feel bad, but I do have more of an excuse than most people I guess. I was laid up for 112 days at Mayo, no seeing anyone, away from home. But nothing should have stopped me from reaching out after I got home, laziness is what I blame it on.
Also meanwhile, I am planning for my AINT DEAD YET Party. Plans are moving along well. Going to talk to the caterer of choice tomorrow, not book it yet, but get an idea of how much its gonna cost me. Also going to put the deposit down on the American Legion Building. Yup, things are in motion.
I should start selling my rare Magic the Gathering cards on Ebay. It’s not like I am ever gonna use them again. Yeah, that’s a definite idea, could make a couple grand off of the cards. Money we could surely use. And its either that or we give them to Bruce and Cori’s eldest (or is it 2nd) daughter who plays. I got some really rare cards in my collection.
I was supposed to go get Saline today. I chose not to. Maybe Thursday. I feel really good today, and I am drinking. Probably won’t reach the goal but I’ll come closer than I have in recent history. Getting better every day so we can do something about my situation. I am tired of sitting here doing nothing, if Dr A wants to Frankenstein me, then let him get started.
Tonight is D&D night. Yup, first they play ditch or ambush the bandits who are out looking for them. Then they rescue the monk. Then they will get into a big fight, which I will fudge to let them win. Then I cant say what they should do cuz at least 1 of the players actually reads this. Then they head back to the Hole. Should occupy 2+ hours. Yep, I am happy with where they are and whats going on. I wouldn’t have called last week EPIC but I would have called it PRETTY GOOD. I can stand with that.