Wednesday, July 16, 2008

catching up

I have written a couple of posts in the last 10 days that I have not been able to find the energy to post. It has been a rough 10 days but getting better now. The kids are up in Oregon with their Aunt and Uncle with Grandparents assist. The Chickenhawk has focused all of her attention on helping me get better.

For my part, I have been battling nausea. The fact that I am posting should say a lot about how I am feeling. I have the energy to sit at the computer and write. That means that I have been able to keep food down. Two or three days ago we went to the ER because I was not able to keep water down. They put me on fluids and gave me a good prescription to zoforan which seems to be the only drug that really curbs the nausea. We knew that but all of the prior prescriptions that i had got for the drug were for one or two days worth of pills. So I would run out and start barfing all over. The ER doc figured out how to override the computer default that got the short order and we are off to the races. In the last couple of days I have been able to eat solids like cereal and a bowl of pasta. Last night I even had a bean a cheese burrito! I have also acquired a taste for Sprite. I never was a soda fan until now, I cant get enough of the stuff.

So the last 10 days was really hard but I had some great visitors during that time. I have felt really rich in friendships with all those that have taken time to visit with me. The time has gone quicker and moreover, I feel a sense of my worth in the world in spending time with my good friends.
I am going to cut this post short since I feel my energy fading.
Thanks for reading.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank for posting vecino.
I'm sure I can speak for more than just myself,the first thing I do every day when I fire up this computer is to look for your latest words.Keep them coming!
D ride was great but not the same without our capitan, good thing you'll be there next year!
Stay strong and tell that f@^%&g
doc to not be stingy with those meds!
Viva la sprite.

Anonymous said...

A little bubbly goes a long way with nausea. Keep up the good work; you are loved lots by lots!

granny

bikesgonewild said...

...& here i thought you were just nauseas because liquigas's 'triki' beltran & that other idiot from barloworld, moises duenas were caught w/ their short-sighted brains & asses in the epo jar...

...& epo should be saved for riders like yourself, who truly need to recover from some serious shit...not 'just riding a bike', like those clowns, dammit...(sorry about the salty language, granny, but sometimes it all gets to be a bit much, as you know & my best goes out to you & your amigo, too)...

...so, it sounds like you are daily climbing mountains & dealing w/ descents into hell, but w/ a great philosophical focus, steadily working towards the malliot jaune of health...& hey, if i'm stretching the metaphorical bounds, lemme know, huh...but i believe in this 'stuff'...

...again, bud, the 'tour de spence' is won by one man, but it takes a team to get that man to the finish...you've got a beautiful, strong team close around you, but even as a helper from the fringe, i'm glad & privileged to occasionally hand up a 'mussette d' esprit de corps...

...just WIN, spence, just WIN...

Heather Brooks Freer said...

Go, Spence, Go!
So good to see you - you're pretty handsome with the supershort do, by the way.
H & T and J & S

Judi said...

Hey, so glad to see you posting! Sprite is really good for an upset stomach, esp nausia. I hope you continue to get your energy back. STAY STRONG!

Anonymous said...

Hi Spencer,
We just got caught up on your last few weeks. It is good to hear that you are on the road to the BMT. Stay strong! You are still in our prayers. Sarah and the girls are too!
Take care :-)
Lisa and Chuck Ott

Anonymous said...

You are amazing...using your precious strenght to sit down at the computer and post an update to us....we are the fortunate ones...to know a person with such strenght...bravery...we all wish you and your family didn't have to go through this...continue the fight...you're always in our thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if you can know how often people think of you throughout the day.

I wish you could.

Stay strong!

Chester said...

HapiBlogging to you my friend! Have a nice day!

Donna Mc said...

Spencer, sending you big hugs and good wishes from Oregon. I think of you often and appreciate being able to follow on the blog. Take good care.

Donna

Traci said...

Spence -- YOU GO! we are all thinking of you. I just got Adam's email and I'm hoping that all of your good thoughts will give you some energy. You are in our hearts and minds right now :).

peace and love,
Traci

Tourmaline OTC said...

Dear Puddin,
Just heard from Adam: Remember nothing is over until we decide it is. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? HELL NO! and it ain't over now. We love you, we know you can do this and we are cheering for you so keep fighting. We'll keep the home fires burning for you. Good luck with the K-riders and sprite. No wheelchair races in the halls.
Hugs and Healing,
Tori et.al.

Anonymous said...

Adam, I want to tell you that you are one hell of a person! My brother was diagnosed with stage 4 Multiple Myeloma 9 years ago, and other than his immediate family, he had nobody else loving, caring sharing, and dissemination information. I applaud you!
Nancy

Anonymous said...

Spencer: you are an amazing exemplar. Your courage as they take you down to kill the cancer is awesome. You will rebound in the next few weeks and experience a renewal of your body, mind and spirit. Your future is bright and we all look forward to spending time with you soon. Till then our hearts are with you. Keep fighting!
Dad

Anonymous said...

I am checking on Spencer everyday. Sounds like Adam updated some of you with an email. For those of us who didn't get the email, is it possible to post some of it here. Sounds like you are in the thick of it Spence. Our hearts and minds are with you. God bless.
Ronaldo

Anonymous said...

Dear Spencer,

So very glad to get Adam's update today. Keep hanging tough...our thoughts and love are with you.

Joe & Margrit

Anonymous said...

Time for all of us to line up the roads on these final climbs and keep cheering you on.We love you and believe that YOU CAN DO THIS!Now that you have been on the edge of the dark side, seen the enemy and came back to fight stronger, you can kick his ass and go for the victory lap!
GO VECINO GO.
o^o o^o o^o o^o o^o o^o o^o o^o o^o

Anonymous said...

If your still having issues with nausea, have you MD get you some marinol ( I think this is the correct spelling, but ,Im not for sure ).This drug really helped my brother out as he went through two rounds of chemo and a BMT - Keep going , and keep it up ! Youll beat this yet !