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Day 631

the many things I think about while I attempt sleep...

What am I going to do about the construction workers that are ripping apart the roof of the house next door? They're leaving all sorts of debris in my front yard: today I found a piece of old sheet metal hanging from a string of lights...

Should I sign up for that 6 week workshop on "The Poetry of Illness?" I love poetry, and I have been ill, and in the future I would like to switch from mathematics to poetry, so this would be a good start.

Why am I so concerned about the characters in that Amazon Prime show "The Patriot?" And why can't I get the theme song, "Train Song" by Vashti Bunyon, out of my head?

What will happen when I finish radiation therapy for my prostate cancer? I love the technician, Laura, who has been treating me since early September. I'm going to miss her and the other technicians who have become of my daily life. I want to do something really great for them when I finish, but I don't know what.

Will I ever get 8 continuous hours of sleep again? Getting up to piss every 2 ½ hours is wearing on me.

Will I live happily?

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  • Otter Otter
    4 weeks ago

    I hope that when your radiation treatments are done, you feel an amazing sense of relief. Hopefully your bladder and sleep will return to normal (or at least something close) quickly! I'm sure the technicians will miss you just as much as you'll miss them. A friend of mine is a tech in a cancer center, and she's mentioned that when a patient has finished treatment she experiences joy and sadness at the same time. She still keeps in touch with them though - through social media, email, or letters. :)

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    4 weeks ago

    Thanks so much. Nice to know that she'll miss me as well.....

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