In the spirit of Throw Back Thursday, a year ago today it snowed on WB. A rare sight. Had a good time playing for a bit with some friends. Had a few cocktails. Watched folks push their kids, and dogs, on sleds down the beach. There were a few guys surfing at Oceanic. I remember thinking “those dudes are nuts”. Too cold. A classic and memorable scene.
Fast forward a year and the weather is chilly again, but the scene has changed a bit (for me at least…some of you may be frolicking on the beach today, who knows. Still too cold). Yesterday I was randomly picked in the clintrial to start with chemo, so here we go. I have a chair at 2:30pm today. Dad and JoAnn will be with me on this first round and I’m ready to get the show started. If the chemo doesn’t work well over a matter of a few months, or gets me gnarly sick at some point, they will likely convert me over to the immunotherapy. That is an option we will have. Me thinks that won’t be the case and it’s going to work well, but only time will tell.
Last night I whipped up a few different drafts to post today. One had a bit of a hippie-ish mood to it. “This is gonna be a long, strange trip” kinda thing featuring the MW Bus that Josh drew. All aboard. The other was channeling Rick Flair, GAME ON, Rocky Balboa …Eye of the Tiger type mood. Really wasn’t feeling either one, I think because it was late and I was tired. I’ve been in the hospital 3 times this week, and have had two friends pass from cancer just in the last few days. Grrrrr. Will talk some about them down the road.
I checked FB for a message before hitting the sack and saw something that changed my attitude about today…
Chris Rosati is a Triangle native, we are not tight friends, but hung out long ago and he is close with some of my hometown buddies. He has been battling ALS for years. Robert and I dedicated our ice bucket challenge to him. Here’s what Chris posted last night on FB:
My buddy Steve told him: “This post is powerful and there is not a tougher decision a person could ever have to make.” Chris is a true Mojo Warrior and I will do everything I can to come within a fraction of his spirit. Got into bed last night wondering where things will be in a year. For me. For Chris. I plan on being done with this mess. And hope for the best path for Chris and his family.
Thank you again to ALL of you that have been so fun, attentive, helpful, funny, poetic, caring…and another 1000 or so words that would describe your support and encouragement so far. Send some mojo my way, and to Chris and his family, and like he said, go hug someone you love today.