Time for a shameless self-promotion.
I feel like I’ve been happier in general since I’ve started writing, and feedback from readers is always helpful. After all, why write if nobody will read?
Respective links are below:
Defective Warp Pipe
Through Crimson Eyes
More shameless self-promotion via reblogging from my own blog.
Side note: I realize that my most recent posts (which there have been very few of) are just reblogs from my other blog, and I haven’t done anything original here lately. Keeping this in mind, I want to thank my followers that have stuck with me despite my general absence.
The medical world is a rough place, as you can gather from reading my second story (Woot! MORE shameless self-promotion!).
A good friend of mine has had a really tough time trying to work his way through school. His parents couldn’t support him and he’s in pretty major debt right now. I showed him my fundraiser and suggested he try using the same website to see if he could gather some funds, since any…
Please help my friend out. He could really use it.
So during Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars I made a donation and got to talk to one of the stars. I got connected with Bill Hader, AKA Stefon from Saturday Night Live (he was also one of the cops in Superbad as well as a bunch of other stuff). I asked him to spread the word about my Cancer…
Even if I did get this spread among the comedians, please help. The kids could use it.
I have promoted my fundraiser before, but I fear that it being Brony-centered may have driven some people away. Therefore, I have altered it a bit, thus changing its URL. Please still consider even the smallest of donations.
Maybe some of you could make a small donation? Every little bit helps!
Hey everyone, this is a fundraiser I’m doing for my hospital. After being diagnosed with lymphoma in July, I’ve spent a lot of time in the oncology (cancer) ward, and the ward has very little in the way of occupying the younger kids sitting through uncomfortable chemotherapy, so I want to change that. I’m hoping to raise about $1500 by late November so I can get some games for them by the holidays. Please help me get the word out and reblog this so more people can know about it. The fund doesn’t only accept donations from Bronies.
I want to credit Norm (http://a-clockwork-norm.tumblr.com/) for the fund’s picture.
This is my fundraiser I put up on my other blog.
People are younger than 11 on here?
Why does this not have more notes?
I usually don’t reblog these kinda things, but this seemed like a must.
I Think It…
I am double this required age. I would feel bad if I had 11-year-olds following me and I’m talking about all this morbid medical shit (and swearing).
Sorry I’ve Been Gone, Guys
Hey everyone. I’m sorry I haven’t been posting as much. There’s been a lot of stuff going on and I just haven’t really had much time to get on this blog. I’m amazed I haven’t lost more followers (if any- that’s great). Thanks for stickin’ around. I’m going to try and get back on ASAP, but if I can’t get back here as much as I like…
Other than the hospital for chemo treatments, on my new Xbox 360 (gamertags would be welcome- message me with your tag), and Facebook, I’ve kind of been spending a nice chunk of time here: http://leveldasher.tumblr.com/. I made a separate blog for this a while ago because I was a bit ashamed of my “status.” But I’ve embraced it, so I’m “coming out” to you guys, my awesome Tumblr followers (No, I’m not gay, although there is nothing wrong with that [and there are a couple of posts about it]. You’ll see if you click the link). There are still some gaming and fun posts there- it’s not exclusive anymore.
Maybe I’ll see you on the other blog! I’m not going to take this one down- I like the way it played out over the time I’ve been using it, and who knows, maybe I’ll come back to it now and again!
So I guess this has been turning into a progress blog. I apologize for the lack of fun pics and such, it’s just helpful to actually talk about this stuff. Because my first reaction to me treatment (AKA, a lack of reaction to the medicine), the doctors told me I did NOT have to come in for my originally planned check-up yesterday (Tuesday). I instead only need to go once a week, Friday, for my treatments and they will be doing blood work the same day. I finished the Prednisone boost yesterday, but my body is still a little shaky. Despite that, I feel pretty good. After I write my paper for my Australia directors I won’t have any other academic worries (Clearly I need to get on that- king of procrastination right here). I’ve been getting less and less anxious as the days go by, which I guess is what’s keeping my blood pressure below 140/90 which is what I’m aiming for, despite the fact that my normal BP is usually less than or around 120/80, but the docs said the Prednisone boost causes an increase in BP, and since I’ve been under the maximum mark pretty consistently, I feel pretty good.
Now I just need to hear if I can go back to school before August 28th and take my blocks for the semester, but I have a feeling I’m taking the semester off and just going to audit a class for fun. To my school pals if you’re reading, I do have a few souvenirs to pass out, and I’ll be coming down to pick some stuff up from my apt at SOME point, but I don’t know exactly when. See you when I see you.
Treatment One Done
So I finished my first treatment. It went well. I had a good reaction to the chemo (what they call Chemo even though this technically isn’t really a cancer). I’m home now with elevated BP due to steroid increase but I’m feeling alright. Just a little shaky. Resting it off, not gonna do anything to strenuous, and I gotta make some weight back- like 15 pounds. Gotta get back to around 127 or so. But I’m doing well. Going back Tuesday for a check-in and Friday for the next treatment. Outlook is good.
Dammit. Time for a Rant.
Well it’s been a long time since I’ve posted on here, due mostly to my being in Australia. Of course, I would hope to come back and put up some fun posts about how the trip was, but I have another blog for that, which I still need to finish.
However, instead my body decides to come back feeling like shit. I’ve felt horrible for the past week. I go into the hospital for a scheduled procedure and what do they tell me? I’m severely anemic. Fuck.
One more thing on my medical plate. I don’t need this shit. I have to go in tomorrow for a transfusion. A four-hour blood transfusion. Maybe I’ll be able to write this damn paper I haven’t been able to write. Or they’ll make me lay back and go to sleep and I’ll have to hand in my paper late.
I was supposed to go back to school for summer session on Saturday. I wanted to go back because there’s nothing to do here. Now I get to stay home with no car and nowhere to go and be bored out of my fucking mind. I left my Wii at school thinking I was going to go back there. But noooo.
I have no idea who is around here- most of my friends graduated this year. That’s the problem with taking an extra year of college. All of my friends are probably working now. And anyone younger than me is usually working anyway. I didn’t get a job because I didn’t think I was going to be here. I’m probably going to be in and out of the hospital too often anyway. FUCK. The rest of this summer is going to suck ass.
At least I know I’ll be able to go shopping with my aunt at least once. Maybe she’ll keep me busy enough I won’t be bored to tears.
Here comes another nostalgia fit.