Skeletion Deletion

Posted on January 19th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

After two kind of blissful days on chemo with no serious side-effects, my dream run seems to be coming to an end. I am sore. I don’t think it is the effects of the chemo just yet, my ribs are just in agony. Because my painkillers and steroids are masking a lot of the pain, I think I am just doing things that are continually breaking them, forgetting that I have chalk for bones at the moment. Sleeping on my side is enough to get audible clicks.

Which makes me wonder how I got through the Thai massages I was having at the end of last year. Before I knew my bone density was bad, I was having massages that would involve people walking on my legs, rolling me backward over their knees, contorting me in ways I had only seen on Ripleys Believe It Or Not. Somehow I got through without having to be scraped off the floor and carried home in a wheelbarrow.

The other effects of chemo haven’t seemed to kick in yet at day four. I haven’t felt nauseous, haven’t lost my hair, haven’t had any other complications apart from brain fog (so I have been told). Just the ribs. If God wanted to create any more women the same way he did last time, I have a few ribs floating around in me that I would happily get rid of at this stage. My genetic characteristics may leave a lot to be desired, although my legs would look more at home on a woman’s body than mine.


Cousin James

Comment on January 19th, 2008.

There’s a saying, ‘sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me’. Bollocks. Breaking bones absolutely sucks and I would rather be emotionally wounded by name calling than have my bones break.

I wish there was something I could do (who doesn’t!) but I still want you to know I am with you in spirit. If by chance I break a bone while gardening, I will also be with you in body. Thinking and praying for you constantly Cam and Liz.

Cuz Adam

Comment on January 20th, 2008.


You truly are the “Quentin” for our generation. (You have to have a decent memory of old Current Affair archive to understand this). Hopefully in ten years time, you too can tear the dress of an up and coming actress at some sort of award ceremony.
Sorry to hear about the pain. Our prayers are with you and I too will be joining the 2pm Power Prayer Pals

Now, over to the breast feeding cafe blog……………..

Lynda Kay

Comment on January 21st, 2008.

I stumbled, literally, upon this most awe-inspiring website a couple of weeks ago and have felt a little like a trespasser ever since. I hope you will allow me to take the honour of sharing the walk beside as it has already, after such a short time, helped me tremendously in realising the triumph of the human spirit. (bit of a mouthful that!!)
You truly are such an inspiration (or is that comic genius??)
to all that are going through or have already travelled the same road as you find yourself on.
Strength, courage & love to both you & your family.


Comment on January 22nd, 2008.

Cam its been three days without a post! I keep refreshing and refreshing but skeleton deletion keeps coming back to haunt me. I hope you are doing ok but at the same time i know chemo is tough….so i am still thinking of you and keeping my 2pm date with Cam Harris. xx


Comment on January 22nd, 2008.

Had a similar feeling to cons… trust that the ribs/chemo/ general health thing is going ok… after day 4, you indicated that you were feeling (relatively) ok, as far as normal chemo side effects go. Is that still the case?

If you’re feeling particularly bad, you’ve got today and tomorrow to get to a point of being able to remain conscious in front of the telly, cos the 4th Test starts, and I know how excited you are about that…

Get well soon. The Australian Team (and a small but growing army of TWB devotees) need you.

Catcha at 2pm.

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