Friday, January 7, 2011

Cancer Bitch Takes a Vacation

Not trying to bury the lead - My Doctor is giving me a 2 month chemo holiday!



My latest CT scan showed no growth, I'm eating like a horse (would that it really were just oats and hay) and I'm feeling perky. Also, the chemo has caused me to lose feeling in my fingers and toes and it would be nice to be able to manipulate a button again. Like Grace Makutsi, I used to take inordinate pride in my ability to type 55 wpm. (97 percent!)

Unlike Aretha Franklin ("my health problem has been resolved"), I'm not cured. But I'm still here. Maybe coming off chemo will make me less of a bitch. Or not, who am I kidding?

Finally, must give a shout out to Anne Francis, "Honey West," who died of pancreatic cancer last week at the age of 80. I adored her! "Honey" was the first female private eye on TV -owned her agency, used high tech gadgets and karate, and had a man-hating pet ocelet named "Bruce Biteabit." Did I mention the custom built convertible "Cobra" sports car? RIP Honey.



11 comments:

Diane Dimond said...

This is JUST the news I wanted to start 2011! Bravo. Glad to hear you are feeling so well!
Now, please tell me you're NOT going to Wally World and if you are that you are not driving a woody station wagon! Okay, and if you are you are letting STEVE do the driving?
Popped something in the mail for you a couple days ago. Let me know when you get it?
Love and hugs,
Diane

Mike Tucker said...

Fantastic. And we continue to pray to God for the TOTAL healing miracle. This calls for a celebration.

boxilla said...

I'm thinking sushi....

Lynne said...

Amen!

jallen said...

Happy to hear your Great News!

"The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience. Love moves the flesh, it pushes matter around.... Throughout history, 'tender loving care' has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing." ~Larry Dossey

BaysidePartners said...

I agree with Joanne. The power of love and good karma really can conquer all. Happy 2011, Boxilla. This is fabulous news!

gena said...

Amen squared. With the truly minor things that clog the drains of our daily lives, this is news that lifts my spirits. Until we can celebrate together, I'll do a little happy dance in the meantime!

Diana said...

Great news for the new year! I still can't imagine you as bitchy even if you continue to remind constantly on your blog !

Kit in DC said...

And what's wrong with bitchy when you have chemo coursing through your veins, or you work at a certain unnamed network???

I'm thrilled for with an ocelot and a sports car for good luck!

Moe said...

Wonderful news.

sleepinl8 said...

Haha! I love your good attitude and humor toward you cancer. Makes things a hell of a lot better in my opinion. I'm glad you're maintaining status-quo. I will pray for you! Keep on wiggling your fingers (and crossing them wouldn't hurt, either)!