Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Got Mule?

"It's been a long time since I rock and rolled,
It's been a long time since I did the Stroll..."
~ Led Zeppelin

If anyone still bothers to look in here, I apologize for my long absence.

I've just not had much to say. Or, I have plenty to say but have lacked the gumption (I love that word) to get in here and write anything.

I've been taking a cancer drug called Stutent which had left me pretty listless. I take the drug in cycles, 4 weeks on then 2 weeks off, I guess indefinitely as long as it keeps working. I won't know till November whether it's doing me any good or not.

Luckily, during the 2 week rest period, the side effects abate for the most part so after the first few off days, I'm feeling a lot better though I still have the various other side effects from the radiation to deal with - I'm told it could be as long as 6 months to get over that (December)

Still, it feels good to have at least some of my energy back. I even mowed my lawn this morning with the old fashioned push mower (OK, I have a tiny yard and I'm putting the raking and sweeping off till tomorrow but cut me some slack, hmmm? :) ).

My favorite band, Gov't Mule, is coming to town this Nov. and I'm really looking forward to it. I hope I'll be feeling well enough to go and enjoy it properly. I'll be going with Glenn, my usual concert buddy but also hope to take along my 21 year old son to show him what a real rock 'n' roll show is like. Can't wait!

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