The BlogSince my analytics seem to indicate that this blog has spread far beyond my original audience, and a certain percentage of the current audience is of the not-tech-savvy, confuse-web-address-and-email-address variety, I'll go over a couple administrative-type some things:.
- I have no problem with anybody sharing this blog or anything on it. My reasoning is this: I'm going to have cancer either way. So I can either share this stuff and hope it has some positive impact on somebody somewhere (it certainly has on me), or keep it all to myself. And that just isn't very fun. I write in part because its somewhat therapeutic for me. But I also hope this gives you all some insight into what I'm going through, what other cancer patients may be going through, and how you can deal with individuals who are battling this disease (which I hope you never have to do, but from the messages I've received, so many of you already have). So, feel free to pass this along to anybody, even your entire office as Anonymous commenter did a few posts below.
- Commenting: When you click on "comments" below any post, you get a number of options. If you aren't posting under a Google or AIM (are we 16?!) account, you can select either "Name/URL" or "Anonymous." The comments on a cancer blog sort of self-moderate. But if you want to comment under a name, just select "Name/URL" and type in your name (you don't have to type anything under "URL," click "continue" then post away. I really do appreciate the comments, and I'm going to try to chime in on the comments from here on out.
- Subscribe/Follow: On the right side of the screen are two boxes, one marked "Subscribe" and the other marked "Followers." You may choose either one if you want to keep up with the blog or be notified of new posts. If you follow me, your little icon pops up just two boxes below mine, and that is a real honor.
- The Poll: I'll toss up a new poll once I come up with a good question. The previous poll is currently undergoing scientific analysis and will result in a post in the not-too-distant future.
The Near FutureI'm heading out to Milwaukee for a wedding this weekend. I have a couple posts queued up, so there might be some content coming up this afternoon or this weekend, but I'm not sure on that. I'll be heading back to Michigan on Sunday, and I will probably post again on Sunday night.
Monday and Tuesday will be big days. I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to do blog-wise then. Ideally, since I'll be sitting around for a long time with chemicals dripping in to me, I'll post short, frequent updates. I'll get into the nitty-gritty of chemo next week, but in general: I get one drug on Monday that will be administered very, very slowly (to minimize the chance of an adverse reaction). This could take the entire day. On Tuesday, I get three drugs that are administered more quickly. Then I lay around and try not to feel like hell for the rest of the week. Or something.