Friday, August 4, 2017

Week One in the Books. Success

One week of retirement down, more to come. Monday was a mental challenge. It hit me that since being diagnosed this is truly my first real down time where I can process what cancer means to me and my life and what happens in the future. For six plus years, I've been hustling and busting my ass to keep things going. Now I can slow it down and check out life. It's an awesome and exciting and interesting and scary time. It could be a mid life crisis combined with a welcome to the world.

Sunday we celebrated at Hamburger Marys, a brunch/drag show here in Long Beach. Monday I spent a few hours at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, helping with their First Connection Program, which matches newly diagnosed patients with experienced patients. Tuesday I did my monthly myeloma labs in preparation for two doctor appointments next week; Berenson and my kidney doctor. Wednesday I kicked it at home and squeezed in a couple of naps, then went to a friends to swim and test out a retirement beer mug. We had three Matts in planning at the port and I was M1, which absolutely only represents that I was the first Matt there. Thursday I had another squamous cell carcinoma removed from my forehead. It's a non problematic skin cancer resulting from my lowered immune system and damage done as a youngster. Amazing how much of our younger days come back to haunt us later in life. It hurt like shit overnight, so tonight I rest and take care of some personal business. Oh then there's the bruised hamstring.

And that's the summary.













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  1. Wow, you did a number on your leg. Transitions are good. Much love, Mom

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