The cancer has been beaten into remission, I have my short-term figured out, I’m not hunting doctors anymore, and, perhaps most significantly, I have a job where I have to bill hours, greatly reducing my ability to get up at 11am, get pissed off at the world while eating breakfast, and spending my afternoons blogging about how pissed off I am. Nor can I stay up until 2am talking about my feelings.
So what am I going to do with all this? I’ve decided to keep things going for the foreseeable future, for a couple reasons: 1) As I’ve said, this crap is never over – I will hopefully be seeing a local oncologist within the next couple weeks, then I’ll get a scan in March, and so on, 2) I always have something to say about something, which might be irritating in real life, but more acceptable on a personal blog that you can tune out at will, 3) I have www.nickcheolas.com registered through next August. So I might as well do something with it.
In any event, I’ll keep putting random things up around here whenever I feel like it. I finally got around to downloading Windows Live Writer, which I’ve planned to do since October but for some reason never got around to. This thing makes my blogging life much easier, so I’m glad I did it after 170-some posts. Smart move.
One thing I really struggle with is maintaining a theme. As you can tell, the blog reflects my thoughts at any given time. As you can also tell, my thoughts are all over the place. Early on, there was enough cancer-related junk that the whole blog was cancer-y. That’s not fun, but at least I had a coherent theme. The cancer developments will still be a major component here, but I think I’ll just put up whatever I feel like writing about. If you want to read it, cool. If not, I won’t cry. Topics I’ll hit frequently (besides cancer): Detroit (the city I “love to bash,” according to one commenter); stuff I find cool about Washington, DC; journalism; and quasi-politics – I say “quasi” politics because I don’t want this to become a hyper-partisan zone (even though I maintain balance by hating both sides equally). It will mostly be me making fun of stuff.
Above all, if something strikes me as blog-able, I’ll throw it up on here if I feel like it. I have no idea how this is going to go, but that’s my plan. If I can get myself to sit down in front of the computer and I’m in a good writing mood, I can knock out a couple posts at a time. It’s getting myself to do that that is sometimes a problem. Plus I have real adult-like things to do now. Gotta keep up with those responsibilities.
So that’s what you’ll get. You’ll certainly get a heavy dose of me adjusting to Life After Cancer, but you’ll get whatever else I feel like yapping about at any given time. All updates on treatment/tests/doctors and such will remain here.
That is the plan for now. Have a tasty day.