Saturday, March 29, 2008

Day + 277

<--- That's me, that is.
I feel as if someone has slipped a concentrated tablet of DHAP into my tea or Irn Bru. My elephant friend from April 2007 has returned and setup camp on my head. My stomach is grumbling and every rumble has me clenching buttocks tightly. Oh, and we have the odd bit of vomiting thrown in for good measure. At least my 103F+ fever has gone away. Small consolation, eh?

I blame Kel. I was fine till I spoke to her on the phone when she was ill.


Currently on iPod :- Nothing. Head too sore

Saturday, March 22, 2008

A little bit of sad news.

A very quick note to pass on the news that a fellow SCT buddy, Peggy, has passed away. The last I heard she was doing the well... the next thing; well. Peggy had the same stage and flavour of cancer as myself and her moving on has brought some thoughts to the front of mine.

I now realise and accept that I am, no matter what any doctor, oncologist or friend says, on borrowed time. I've dodged the reaper so far.
Life is short. I've thing I need to do. There's people I need to speak to, tell them how I feel. There's old friends I need to get back in touch with. I don't want to have any regrets.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Just another tune.

This is by Sigur Rós and is called Glósóli.
If you've never heard any of their music then I would suggest you do.
If you need to relax with the lights off and a few candles on then this is the "band" for you. If you need music to cry to then this is the "band" for you. If you need music to give you a lift... well, you catch my drift!

If the music combined with the video fail to move you then you have no soul. It is stunningly beautiful.

Currently on iPod :- Nothing! Raiding YouTube for my fav videos.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Nothing to do with cancer.

I love you, Utah Saints.
Re-releasing this tune right now brings back so many great memories!
The video is absolutely superb and, if pushed, I can still dance like this. :-)

Utah Saints - Something Good 08

I can't stop grinning when I watch this!

Currently on iPod :- Utah Saints - Something Good
Short... but sweet.

Sorry for the delay in updating.
I'm still clean.

Kidneys seem to be hosed but we can live with that.

Currently on iPod :- MGMT - Time to Pretend

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Below is the latest extract from Aleses' journal. Her parents keep it going in her memory. I've pasted it here in the hope that just a few more people "help out".
Jennifer has gone through hell for three long years and has now been told what the future is. She doesn't know how long she has. Please read her journal and give her all the support you can.
I hope I have as much courage and dignity when my time comes around.

Stupid fucking disease. I fucking hate it.
I'm tired of crying and being so helpless.


A Small Favor…

On several occasions Alese asked for help for one of her friends in the text of a journal update…Whether is was for prayer or requesting that people get genetically tested for a bone marrow match.

In this case, it’s for one of Alese’s dear friends Jennifer Willey… Jennifer is 28 and lives in Maine, she is a Hodgkin’s survivor; however, Jennifer underwent a bone marrow transplant and as a result she has chronic Graft vs. Host disease, this is when the body rejects the donor cells. This is a very bad scenario and there is no cure.

I’m requesting that you do three things…. First, pray for Jennifer and her family. Second, please go to her website at: and inundate her quest book with encouraging words. Third, forward this request to a couple your friends and ask them to do the same.

Jennifer is a warm, courageous person and your encouragement will help. Just click on the Sign My Guestbook link.

Father, I ask you to put your hand on Jennifer... Bring her comfort, please take away her pain. Father, heal her body, strengthen her family and bring joy to her family and their home during these difficult days.


The Coco’s

Currently on iPod :- Placebo - Slave to the Wage

Good lyric in this tune that I need to follow through with:-

All it takes is one decision
A lot of guts,
A little vision
to wave,
Your worries,
and cares goodbye.