Back on my feet

Posted on May 28th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

Today, I was normal again. I went to the shop for half a day, mainly just to catch up with some people and to do a little paperwork. As I sat there, I found it hard to believe that I have just had high-dose chemo, a stem cell transplant and pneumonia. I don’t know if it is the contrast between my expectations of the treatment or the effectiveness of the treatment and recovery, but I certainly did not expect to be doing this well so soon.

I am regaining strength, and a new sense of excitement about plans for the future. I am ready for this next phase of living. There is a lot I have held back from writing because it hasn’t been related to cancer or how my perspective has been influenced by its presence in my life. I am hoping to write less about this now as I am hoping there will be less to write about.

I need to get back into the frame of mind where I am not dealing with sickness on a day-to-day basis as a focus. Sometimes, there is no choice. Sometimes sickness is the only thing on the agenda that I have to attend to. Now, that is changing, and hopefully it will be different for quite some time. As much as it makes great reading material, being sick is crap. Don’t try it at home.

So I hope I am not jumping the gun with my expectant dry spell of medical monologues. But can I suggest if you need these kinds of kicks, there are many decent and half-decent medical shows on mid-week.

You may take this as a warning also that I may just start writing on other things. Although it is difficult to remember the details, I did have a life before all this started. So there is my disclaimer. I don’t wanna hear no jibber jabber talk making noises about not hearing no cancer jive. There are other things in life that are just as important to talk about and require a lot less pharmaceutical input. There will be, however, more to write on my treatment, the incredible medical profession and the people around me who make life rich during this phase.

Here’s to health. I am looking forward to being reacquainted.

9 comments.

sojourner

Comment on May 28th, 2008.

Looking forward to hearing a new perspective :0)

Deborah Burns

Comment on May 29th, 2008.

Hi there, just to say i am reading your blogs. Your wifes grandma is my great aunt (Gladys) Small world eh? still, now you know there are more of us out there thinking of you xx

Rory Shiner

Comment on May 29th, 2008.

Hey Cam. Encouraging post. Looking forward to this new phase of thewalkbeside becoming the web’s leading authority on Cam’s opinions of all things great and small.

Tentring

Comment on May 29th, 2008.

Finally an end to all the whinging and complaining. Yippee.

Cam

Comment on May 29th, 2008.

wiseguy

Tentring

Comment on May 29th, 2008.

I am far wiser but for your insight and strength.

Tentring

Comment on May 29th, 2008.

I think that was supposed to say,

“I am but wiser for your insight and strength”

Need to learn where to put my “but”. (And now you are feeling better I need to keep my but away from your judgemental eyes)

Cam

Comment on May 29th, 2008.

Misplaced butts are a problem, but I think you’ve got to the bottom of it. Bud-um-bump-chaa.

Toddy

Comment on May 29th, 2008.

Tikedee-boom CHISH!!

Righto – some ‘meaning of life stuff’.

Are we allowed to disagree?

And – is “Danny Crane” really a defence to incessant jibber-jabber?

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