Saturday, May 22, 2010

Countdown to Hermination - 12 days

I head back to Seattle on June 1. My brother, Kevin, is going to drive me this time.  I think we're planning to go to a Mariners game on the 1st.  I may not feel up to it on the 2nd or the 3rd.  I still haven't heard from the American Cancer Society about lodging - will give them a call today or Monday about that.  My schedule for the visit is as follows:

June 1 - history/physical plus CT scan
June 2 - Cytoxan treatment (a conventional chemo - they say that they won't be giving me as big a dose as they would if I were undergoing treatment)
June 3 - Hermination (i.e., t-cell infusion)

Not much else going on - just work related things, like grant proposals, working on course assessments, etc.  It feels good, though, one grant proposal is almost ready to be submitted through our Research Office and then it can go on to NSF. 

Today, I want to finish grouting my mosaic so that I can seal it tomorrow.  I also want to start repainting my bedroom - I'd painted it this kind of warm maroon color with gold sponging, but that was because my partner, at the time, liked that color scheme.  I like cooler colors, so I think I'm going to repaint it in a series of blues . . . and might even paint a kind of seascape in there . . . I also want to declutter my areas.  I may go into my office and declutter my desks and email.  My problem is that I have so many projects going - both at home and at work - and many of the projects are waiting on stuff from other people so I can't finish them and put them away.  So, I keep them out until such time as I get back what I need from the other folks.  But that can take months and months and months . .. and months.  : ) 

So, who knows what I'll do.  But that's the plan and I'm sticking to it.  hee hee hee

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Carver said...

Wishing you all the best with your treatment.

Can't wait to see your mosaic when it's finished.