It's been awhile since I had an update and I wanted to thank everyone again for all the great support. I just finished another week of chemo on Friday, it's been a rough couple of days as I recover, but I'm slowly getting back into things and I should be ok again in a few days once the nausea calms down and I wanted everyone to know how I was doing.
Since I've been doing the chemo for several months, I'm going to have another PET scan next week to see if all the tumors are still shrinking. According to the Doc, that will determine the next step, which might be further chemo or the start of the radiation treatment.
This week also marks the 3rd year I've been fighting the cancer and I wanted to thank everyone for all the kind words and support you have shown me since my first journal about it 3yrs ago. When I first came down with the cancer, the first Doc I was dealing with told me I only had six months to live, which of course sucked, but at the time also made me angry that he wanted to put a time stamp on my life. I've long since dumped him and have worked hard to prove him wrong, everybody is different and no one can tell you when that time has come.
I'll have another update after the upcoming scan, that should be when I find out more about the upcoming operations and how they plan on removing the 6 different tumors from the various spots. I think the radiation treatment will determine how many operations there will be, but I'll find out more about that down the road.
I've also mastered my new leg, I'm hardly ever using a cane anymore when I walk. It's feels good when I have it on and I'm only using the cane when I have to deal with either the snow or I'm going to be around large crowds. If everything goes as planned and I can get the operations done before the summer, you guys can count on seeing me again at one of the upcoming cons.
You can also count on seeing a lot more art soon. Inbetween the vomiting and puking, I've actually managed to get a few things done. A big thanx to all of you guys still waiting on your commissions, I'm slowing catching up on those, I can't thank you enough for your patients.
As always, thanx to everyone for all the great support as I continue this battle. You guys and my family help keep me strong and mentally ready to win this ongoing war. I've won all the various battles with this cancer over the years and I plan on continuing to kick it's ass all over the place. Like I always tell you guys, I've still got plenty of things to do and and people to piss off, so I'm not giving up. I've beaten this cancer 5 times before, so this is just another battle for me to win.